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Vitre, Edward Denis de, 1806-1878 (English physician)



  • Existence: 24 March 1806-4 October 1878

Born in Carlisle, Edward Denis de Vitre gained his MD from the University of Edinburgh in 1827. He soon married in this same city before becoming visiting Physician at the Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum in 1840. He was also one of the founders of the Royal Albert Hospital (originally The Royal Albert Asylum for Idiots and Imbeciles of the Northern Counties) in Lancaster.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Manuscript entitled 'Julia. A Tale from the Note Book of a Physician' by Edward Vitre, 1829

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0125
Scope and Contents Notebook containing a work of fiction on a young woman suffering from mental anguish and 'hysteria', written by Edward Denis de Vitre in 1829 in Edinburgh, in his own hand. The author draws upon his own experience as a physician, and his works reflect his empathy and his frustration towards cases such as the one depicted in his story. It is a fictional text, although the author explains that it is 'in all its leading fixtures, strictly founded in fact'.Set in the South of Scotland, the...
Dates: 1829