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D Doyle
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Volume 35: Issue 2: 2005




Scots  doctors, several  of  them  from  one  Dumfriesshire  village  – Lochmaben  –  played  a  key  role  in  eighteenth-century  Russia, several  as  personal physicians to the Czars. Some gained fame and fortune through their clinical skills, others  through  their  acceptance  in  high  society, others  as  a  result  of  their contribution to the establishment of civilian and military health services and medical education, and a few through their influence on the Imperial and Privy Councils.