Baillie, Matthew (1761-1823)
Baillie, Matthew, anatomist, brother of the Joanna
, was born in Shotts manse, 27th October 1761. His mother was a sister of the great anatomists, William and John Hunter; and Matthew, after seven years at Glasgow and Oxford (1773-80), studied anatomy under his uncle William, and in 1783 succeeded to his practice and lectureship. Working often sixteen hours a day, he made a very large income— one year, £10,000—so that he purchased the estate of Duntisborne in Gloucestershire, and at his death there, on 23d September 1823, left a fortune besides of £80,000. See Life by Wardrop, prefixed to his Works (2 vols. 1825), the most important of which, on Morbid Anatomy, was published in 1795.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 60.
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