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DAVIS , DAVID DANIEL ( 1777 - 1841 ), physician ;

b. 15 June 1777 at Llandyfaelog, Carms. He was at Carmarthen grammar school and later, with the intention of entering the ministry, at the Dissenting Academy at Northampton , whence he went to Glasgow University , graduating there in 1801 . After practising at Sheffield [where he also contributed to the Edinburgh Review ], he removed to London in 1813 , and was appointed physician to Queen Charlotte's Hospital . In 1819 he attended the duchess of Kent at the birth of queen Victoria ; and in 1827 became professor of midwifery at University College . He d. 4 Dec. 1841 .


  • T. Iorwerth Jones in The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1932-3 (with list of published papers);
  • Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians , iii, 117;
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • [ Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , i, 173].


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959