From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Douglas, John C., M.D., a distinguished obstetrician, was born at Lurgan, 14th June 1778. Having passed through the College of Surgeons in 1800, he acted for a time as surgeon to a militia regiment, in 1803 took the degree of M.D. at St. Andrew's, and in 1808 commenced practice in Dublin, where he soon attained a prominent position. The Journal of Medical Science declares that his published treatises "along with Dr. Clarke's reports and papers, laid the foundation of the high repute of Dublin as a school of midwifery." He received important foreign acknowledgments of his worth, was for a time President of the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland, and in 1832 was elected an honorary fellow. He died of apoplexy, 20th November 1850, aged 72.
115. Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science. Dublin, 1846-'77.
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