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Patrick Russell was a Scottish surgeon and naturalist. In 1759 CE, he was working as a physician at the British factory at Aleppo. He wrote about the earthquakes in two letters to his brother, Alexander Russellc who, in turn, had the letters published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (Kitto, 1841:lxxxix).

c The author of The Natural History of Aleppo.' Dr. A. Russell had been many years physician to the factory at Aleppo, from which office he retired in 1753, and was succeeded by his brother, Dr. P. Russell, the writer of this account (Kitto, 1841:lxxxix note c).