Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Dunn, Robert

DUNN, ROBERT (1799–1877), surgeon, studied at Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals, and became licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries 1825, member of the Royal College of Surgeons 1828, fellow 1852. He was also fellow of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical, the Obstetrical, and the Ethnological Societies, and of the Medical Society of London, and for many years treasurer to the metropolitan counties branch of the British Medical Association. He practised in London and died 4 Nov. 1877. His writings are: ‘A Case of Hemiplegia,’ 1850 (reprinted from the ‘Lancet’); ‘An Essay on Physiological Psychology,’ 1858 (a reprint of contributions to the ‘Journal of Psychological Medicine’); ‘Medical Psychology,’ 1863 (reprinted from the ‘British Medical Journal’); ‘Civilisation and Cerebral Development,’ in ‘Ethnological Transactions,’ 1865; ‘Ethnic Psychology,’ in the ‘Journal of the Anthropological Institution,’ 1874; ‘Phenomena of Life and Mind,’ in the ‘Journal of Mental Science,’ 1868; ‘Loss of Speech,’ in the ‘British Medical Journal,’ 1868.

[Medical Directory, 1876; British Medical Journal, 10 Nov. 1877.]

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