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Alfred Swaine Taylor


Medical jurist. Professor of medical jurisprudence, Guy’s Hospital, London, 1831–77. Appointed joint lecturer on chemistry at Guy’s, 1832; held the post alone from 1851 to 1870. Often a witness in trials involving suspected murder by poisoning; engaged in the case of William Palmer, the Rugeley poisoner.




DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.