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Alexander Stuart

(c. 1673—1742) physician and natural philosopher


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Alexander Stuart received an MA from Marischal College, Aberdeen in 1691, then studied medicine at Leiden for several years from 1709 and received his MD there in 1711, writing a thesis on muscular motion, Dissertatio de structura et motu musculari (1738). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1714. He was also physician to the Queen, a Fellow of the College of Physicians, and later became a member of the Académie Royale des Sciences in Paris. He published several papers in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. His main research was on muscles and nerve physiology.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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