Ralph Blegborough, M.D., was born at Richmond, in the county of York, and was the son of Mr. Henry Blegborough, a surgeon in extensive business in that town. After a sound preliminary education at the grammar school of Richmond, then under the charge of the Rev. Antony Temple, he commenced the study of medicine by an apprenticeship to his father, and continued it at Edinburgh, which he left in 1790, without taking a degree. He was for some years in general practice in London, whereby he realized a competency. He graduated doctor of medicine at Aberdeen 29th December, 1804, and on the 30th September, 1805, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians. Dr. Blegborough died at Brixton-hill 23rd January, 1827, aged fifty-two.
He was the author of—
Facts and Observations respecting the Efficacy of the Air Pump Vapour Bath in Gout and other Diseases. 12mo. Lond. 1803.