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Balthasar Ehrhart

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Balthasar Ehrhart was a physician, of Memmingen. Reference: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 22, p. 163.

March 22, 2017


Thomas Townshend

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Thomas Townshend was the son of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend. He was MP for Winchelsea from 1722 to 1727 and for Cambridge University from 1727 to 1774. Reference: Linda Frey and Marsha Frey, ‘Townshend, Charles, second Viscount Townshend (1674-1738)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford University Press, 2004 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/27617 [accessed 2 Aug 2013]).

March 18, 2017


Cromwell Mortimer

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Cromwell Mortimer (c.1693-1752) was a physician and antiquary who gained his MD at Leiden University. He became Licentiate at the Royal College of Physicians in 1725, Fellow of the Royal Society in 1728, and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1729. In 1729, at the request of Sir Hans Sloane, he moved to… Read more »


John Bellers

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John Bellers was a political economist and cloth merchant. He married fellow Quaker Fettiplace Bellers and agitated on behalf of the Society of Friends. One of his projects to propose the founding of a technical college for industrial workers. His critique of value influenced both Robert Owen and Karl Marx. Bellers published works on the… Read more »


William Cockburn

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William Cockburn was a physician who wrote works on the diseases of seamen and published in the Philosophical Transactions. He had a large medical practice and claimed to have a secret remedy for dysentery. Reference: Charles Creighton, ‘Cockburn, William (1669-1739)’, rev. Anita Guerrini, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008,… Read more »


Hugh Chamberlen Jr.

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Hugh Chamberlen, the younger, was the son of Hugh Chamberlen, physician and economist. He was a physician and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1694. He served as Censor of the College in 1707, 1718, and 1721. The Chamberlen family was well known for the many medical practitioners, midwives, and quacks… Read more »


William Cheselden

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William Cheselden was a surgeon and anatomist. He made several contributions to the Philosophical Transactions, held appointments at St Thomas’s and St George’s hospitals in London, and participated in the affairs of the Barber-Surgeons’ Company. Reference: John Kirkup, ‘Cheselden, William (1688-1752)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2006 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5226 [accessed… Read more »


Jacob Benignus Winslow

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Jacob Benignus Winslow (1669-1760) was a Danish-born anatomist. He settled in France, became a naturalised citizen, converted to Catholicism, and was appointed Professor of Anatomy at the Jardin du Roi in Paris. Reference: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_B._Winslow [accessed 18 March 2017]).


William Reading

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William Reading was appointed librarian of Sion College, London, in 1708 with the support of Bishop Compton and oversaw the expansion of its collection. He held lectureships at various London churches. Reading reorganised the collection, wrote a celebrated catalogue of its holdings (1724), and published works of ecclesiastical history as well as his own sermons…. Read more »

March 17, 2017


Daniel Ernst Jablonski

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Daniel Ernst Jablonski (1660-1741) was a German theologian and religious reformer. He studied at Madgeburg and Oxford and worked toward greater union between Lutherans and Calvinists. He held several prestigious religious and academic posts.   Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ernst_Jablonski accessed 17th March 2017


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