Readers of Macmichael's "Gold-Headed Cane" will remember Pitcairn's nephew, about whom not a little is said, but apart from these few today have heard of Richard Warren, although he was well known in his day, and left a classic description of a bronchial cast in a child which places him in the pediatric ranks.
His father was a clergyman of eminence and a scholar of distinction. Young Warren, the third son, was sent to the grammar school at Bury St. Edmund's and in 1748 entered Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was granted his degree in 1752 and was fourth on the list of wranglers. He obtained a fellowship at Jesus College. The church was open to him as a profession, but his preference was for the law. One of his pupils was the son of a physician of prominence, Dr. Peter Shaw, who recommended that the young tutor go into