About the Author

John Chalmers MD, FRCS is a retired orthopaedic surgeon and beekeeper. He is an active historical researcher and gardener. His areas of interest are the Scottish Enlightenment, History of Natural History and History of Medicine. He lives in Edinburgh.

Books by the author:

Audubon in Edinburgh and his Scottish Associates, National Museums of Scotland, 2003.

Andrew Duncan Senior, Physician of the Enlightenment. J Chalmers Ed, National Museums of Scotland, 2010

Duel Personalities: James Stuart versus Sir Alexander Boswell, 2014