James Carson

James Carson M.D. FRS (1772–1843) was a Scottish physician.

Carson's inaugural essay at Edinburgh was De Viribus quibus Sanguis circumvehitur (1799). An early paper was "On the Elasticity of the Lungs" (Philosophical Transactions cx. 29–44). In later development of ideas in it, Carson attempted a surgical treatment for tuberculosis, introducing the principle of the collapse of the lung, though he was not able to show a successful practical outcome.