James Black, M.D., a native of Scotland and a doctor of medicine of Glasgow of 2nd May, 1820, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1823; and a Fellow 1st February, 1860. He began life as a surgeon, was a licentiate of the Edinburgh college of surgeons of 1808, and then entered the royal navy. Retiring on half-pay, he practised as a physician at Manchester and at Bolton, and was physician to the Bolton infirmary and dispensary. Dr. Black eventually removed to Edinburgh, and died 30th April, 1867, aged seventy-nine.
He was the author of—
An Inquiry into the Capillary Circulation of the Blood and the intimate nature of Inflammation. 8vo. Lond. 1825.
A Comparative View of the Intimate Nature of Fever. 8vo. Lond. 1826.
A Manual of the Bowels, and their Treatment. 12mo. Lond.1840.