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DEATH OF CHRIST,
ITS RELATION TO THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
WITH A LETTER ON THE SUBJECT
BY SIR JAMES Y. SIMPSON, BART.. M. D.
SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE.
BY JAMES MORISON, D.D.
DR. WILLIAM STROUD, the author of the following work on the Physical Cause of the Death of Christ, was a highly accomplished and remarkable man. He was a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London, “and continued,” says Dr. Hodgkin,“ to grace that section of the Doctors of Medicine in the Metropolis until his death.”* He was born at Bath on the third of July, 1789. Before he was five years of age, his grandfather presented to him a folio copy of Fox's Book of Martyrs, as a reward for his diligence in perusing it. On leaving school, where he had highly distinguished himself, he commenced preparation for the medical profession. He resided, first of all, for several years, with Mr. R. Stocker, Apothecary of Guy's Hospital, London. He then studied at the University of Edinburgh, where he took, with much éclat, his degree of M. D. in 1819. His Latin thesis on gout was a volume of eighty printed pages, and elicited the highest commendation from the late Dr. Gregory, Professor of the Practice of Medicine. After taking his degree, he continued for two or three years in the northern metropolis, as clinical clerk to the late Prof. Duncan, who bore the highest testimony to the singular
* Biographical Sketch of Dr. William Stroud, 1858.