Doctor Charles Stewart Clouston1848 - 1883 (35 years)
Name Charles Stewart Clouston Title Doctor Born 1848 Orkney Gender Male Died 16 Sep 1883 Gunnersby, London Person ID I16970 My Relatives Last Modified 22 Jun 2020
Father Charles Clouston, b. 15 Feb 1800, Stromness , d. 1884 (Age 83 years) Relationship natural Mother Margaret Clouston, b. 25 Dec 1818, Stromness c 8-1-1819 Relationship natural Married 25 May 1837 Sandwick, Orkney Family ID F6166 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Emma Traill, b. 17 Nov 1848, Strait, Singapore , d. 3 Dec 1916, 13 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh buried Dean Cemetery (Age 68 years) Married 20 Jul 1875 St Andrews, Fife Children 1. Emma Margaret Clouston, b. 1876 [natural] 2. Isabell Osla Clouston, b. 1877 [natural] 3. Charles Traill Clouston, b. 1878 [natural] 4. Jessie Noel Clouston, b. 1880 [natural] 5. Winifred Bertha Clouston, b. 1882, Turnam Green, Middlesex baptised 22 Jan 1882 , d. 3 Jun 1957, Eastbank Hospital, Orkney (Age 75 years) [natural] Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 Family ID F5313 Group Sheet | Family Chart
CHARLES STEWART CLOUSTON, M.D.EDIN.
DR. CHARLES STEWART CLOUSTON of Gunnersbury, London, who
died on September 16th, 1883, has been cut off in the very prime of
his life, being only thirty-six years of age, a victim to professional
duty, for he caught a bad attack of scarlet fever some years ago
from a patient, to which his later illness can be traced. He was
the son of the Rev. Charles Clouston, LL.D., for thirty years minister of the parish of Sandwick, Orkney, and now the venerable father
of the Church of Scotland, and the oldest member of the College of
Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr. Clouston inherited his father's scientific tastes, and studied
medicine in Edinburgh University. He took a distinguished place
there, and especially devoted himself to clinical work. He took his
M.B., C.M., in 1868 with honours, and first went to Hay, where he
built up a practice, as large as he could possibly overtake, and was
universally esteemed as a man and as a physician. He did not rest
contented with relying on former rules of practice, but made
accurate observations for himself on many subjects. Especially in
regard to the treatment of rheumatism by the salicylates, he made
exte nsive original investigations, which he embodied in his graduation thesis for M.D. in 1881, and afterwards published in the Practdtioner.
They show a markedly scientific spirit and close clinical
observation. Hle removed to Gunnersbury, London, a few years
ago, and soon was engaged in extensive practice there.
He was a man of sound judgment and of high professional honour, as well as marked general ability and culture. He suffered
from pneumonia in November last, and this was succeeded by
a series of obscure hepatic, renal, and purpuric symptoms. He
went up to the Orkneys in June, to see if his native air would not restore his health; but he steadily got worse, and died in the manse
where he was born, calm, cheerful, and resigned to the will of Providence,
as a man who had done his work well; only mourning for
those he left behind.
He married Emma, eldest daughter of William Traill, M.D., of
oodwick, Orkney, by whom he leaves five young children. On his
father's side he came of a Norse stock; and through his two grand mothers
he was connected wlth the Traills of Holland and the
Stewart's of Brugh, two of the oldest Orkney families of Scotch