Dr. James Laurie (Lowrie) was a physician of Alexandria, Virginia. In March 1760 Laurie appears to have agreed to treat all of GW's "People" in the "County" for £15 per annum (see Ledger A, 93). The reference to "People" likely referred to GW's slaves and servants, and in the 1760s, GW did in fact make use of Laurie's services, particularly in the treatment of his slaves. Laurie also tended to Martha Washington during her bout with the measles in 1760. Laurie seems to have died sometime before 20 March 1770 (see GW to John Armstrong, 20 March 1770).