Matthew Baillie (1761-1823), MD Oxon. FRCP, FRS, Morbid anatomist
Matthew Baillie was a student of Bailliol College, Oxford. During vacations he studied medicine in London under Dr William Hunter (1718-1783). In 1787 he was elected physician to St George's Hospital in London and two years later became a fellow of the College of Physicians. In 1793 Baillie published the work 'The morbid anatomy of some of the most important parts of the human body', the work on which his fame rests. It was the first book on the subject in English. Baillie was the first to define the condition of the liver known as cirrhosis. In 1799 he became physician extraordinary to George III.
Matthew Baillie (b.1761, d.1823); Medicine; Portraits