William MacIntyre

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William MacIntyre (c. 1791/92 – 4 March 1857) was a Scottish physician known for publishing the first case report of multiple myeloma in 1850.

MacIntyre graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1811.

He was appointed to HMS Ramillies as assistant surgeon on 5 December 1812 [1][2]. In 1820 he married Mary Warren Plowman[3], sister of the Ramillies' surgeon Henry Plowman, and had two daughters[4].

He then established a successful practice, eventually in Harley Street, London. He was also a consultant to the Western General Dispensary and Metropolitan Convalescent Institution. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1851.


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  1. ^ National Archives: ADM 104-7 Entry Book of Surgeons and Surgeons' Mates-1
  2. ^ The Navy List 1814
  3. ^ The London Magazine - Volume 2 - Page 115
  4. ^ http://www.thepeerage.com/p63013.htm