Anderson, James ♂
M.A. and M.D. 22.2.1779 on testimonials signed by Thomas Young M.D.(Edin.) and Professor Flint, St Andrews.
Studied Edinburgh University 1757-1762.
Surgeon on various vessels 1759 -1762. Surg. [Surgeon] Madras [now Chennai, India] 1762. First president of the Medical Board of Madras with the title Physician General. F.R.S.E. 1791. [Doctor] [Botanist]
Publications: Letters for the culture of bastard cedar trees, on the coast of Coromandel (Madras: J.D. Matthews, 1794); Correspondence for the introduction of the cochineal insects from America, the varnish and tallow trees from China... (Madras: J. Martin, 1791)
- D.G. Crawford, Roll of the Indian Medical Service, 1615-1930 (London, 1930) M125 - where he is erroneously called M.D.(Edin)
- Scots Magazine 1810 p179
- R. Desmond, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists (London, 1977) p11