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Andrew Duncan


Physician, born near St Andrews, Fife, E Scotland, UK. He studied medicine at Edinburgh, and in 1773 started the publication ‘Medical and Philosophical Commentaries’, which was the only journal of its kind in Britain at that time. In 1792 he prompted the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh to establish a lunatic asylum, which came to fruition in 1807.

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