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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 651 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DAVID MACBETH MOIR (1798—1851), Scottish physician and writer, was born at Musselburgh on the 5th of January 1798. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University, taking his degree in 1816. Entering into partnership with a Musselburgh doctor he practised there until his death on the 6th of July 1851. He was a contributor of both prose and verse to the magazines, and particularly, with the signature of " Delta," to Blackwood's. A collection of his poetry was edited in 1852 by Thomas Aird. Among his publications were the famous Life of Mansie Wauch, Tailor (1828), which shows his gifts as a humorist, Outlines of the Ancient History of Medicine (1831), and Sketch of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half Century (1851).
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I would like to find out where David Macbeth Moir lived in Musselburgh. Did he live in 33 eskside South/1 eskside east/eskside Cottage Musselburgh, as suggested in the recent "I Kent His Faither" exibition in Musselburgh Town Hall ?
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