James Currie 1756 - 1805

born in:
Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

MD, FRS; used cold water cures for the treatment of a contagious fever; 1797 - published pamphlet, 'Medical Reports on the Effects of Water, Cold and Warm, as a Remedy in Fevers and Other Diseases' that contains the first systematic record in English of clinical observations with the thermometer