Guthrie, Matthew

Education

M.A. and M.D. 16.4.1770 on testimonials signed by Thomas Young M.D. and Colin Drummond M.D., Edinburgh.

Birth/childhood

Born 24.3.1743 eldest son of Harry Guthrie, writer, Edinburgh and Rachel Miln.

Career

Apprenticed to William Inglis, surgeon, Edinburgh. [Surgeon]

Studied Edinburgh University - 1764-1765.

Physician to the Imperial Corps of Noble Cadets, St Petersburg and counsellor of State. F.R.S. London and Edinburgh. [Doctor]

Publications

Part of a letter from Matthew Guthrie, M.D. of Petersburgh, to Dr. Priestley, F.R.S. on the Antiseptic Regimen of the Natives of Russia. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, January 1, 1778. 68: 622-636.

Account of the manner in which the Russians treat persons affected by the fumes of burning charcoal, and other effluvia of the same nature. In a letter from Matthew Guthrie, M.D. to Joseph Priestley, LL.D. F.R.S. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, January 1, 1779. 69: 325-331.

Death

Died St Petersburg [Russia] 7.8.1807.

Sources

  • Gentleman's Magazine 1807 p979
  • Scots Magazine 1807 p958
  • Oxford Slavonic Papers NS 2 1969 62 - 76
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers 11 no. 2 1969 166 - 181
  • Annals of Science 20 4.12.1964