Biography of Edward Harrison
Edward Harrison studied in Edinburgh, and then in London under the Hunter brothers – John Hunter (1728-1793) and William Hunter (1718-1783). He obtained his doctorate at Edinburgh in 1784, visited Paris, and subsequently practiced for thirty years in Horncastle in Lincolnshire, where he founded, among other things, a dispensary and the Lincolnshire Benevolent Society. He was also in charge of an infirmary for crooked spines, and was a member of the Royal Society. He died while on the way to Marlborough.
We thank P. R. Pendell for correcting an error.
- Remarks upon the different appearances of the back, breast, and ribs, in persons affected with spinal diseases.
London Medical and Physical Journal, 1820.
- Pathological and practical observations on spinal diseases . . . Also an inquiry into the origin and cure of distorted limbs. London, 1827.
- An essay on the powerful influence of the spinal nerves over the sexual organs, and through them upon the general state of the body etc. London, 1831.