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Robert Macnish (1802–1837)

Macnish, Robert. A noted Scottish medical and miscellaneous writer; born at Glasgow, Feb. 10, 1802; died there, Jan. 16, 1837. He was a contributor to Blackwood’s and Fraser’s, over the signature “The Modern Pythagorean.” His best-known works are: ‘Anatomy of Drunkenness’ (10th ed. 1854), and ‘Philosophy of Sleep’ (new ed. 1854). A second edition of his ‘Book of Aphorisms’ appeared in 1840; ‘The Modern Pythagorean’ (containing tales, essays, and sketches, with life) in 1844.