Lower, Richard, 1632-1691

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Lower, Richard, 1632-1691

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LOWER, RICHARD, second son of Humphrey Lower, Tremeere, Bodmin, Cornwall, and Margery, dau. of Richard Billing, Hengar, St. Tudy, Cornwall; bapt. 29 Jan 1631/2; adm.; KS; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1649, matr. 27 Feb 1650/1, Westminster Student; BA 17 Feb 1652/3; MA 1655; MB and MD 1665; assisted Dr. Willis in the preparation of his book Cerebri Anatome Nervorumque Descriptio et Usus, 1664; left Oxford in 1666 and commenced medical practice in London; the most noted physician of his day; FRS 17 Oct 1667; FRCP 29 Jul 1675; a pronounced Whig in politics; a skilful anatomist and experimental physiologist; the first to transfuse blood from one animal into the veins of another; author, Tractatus de Corde, 1669, and two other medical treatises; m. 17 Nov 1666 (IGI) his cousin Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Trelawny, and dau. of John Billing, Hengar, St. Tudy, Cornwall; d. 17 Jan 1690/1. DNB.


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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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