Adam Black, M.D., was born in Lanarkshire, and educated in general literature and his future profession at the college of Edinburgh, under the immediate superintendence of his kinsman, Dr. Black, the professor of chemistry in the university. He graduated doctor of medicine at Edinburgh, 12th September, 1809 (D.M.I. de Melancholia), and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 1st October, 1810. He then settled at Chelsea, and was mainly instrumental in founding the Chelsea dispensary, to which he was appointed physician. Dr. Black died at his house in Piccadilly, 3rd March, 1847, aged sixty-two. While standing with his back to the fire, he was seized with giddiness, and fell, and was so severely burnt that he died the following day.