Lives of the fellows

Joseph Cope

b.? d.1843
MB Cantab(1805) MD(1810) FRCP(1813)

Joseph Cope, M.D., was born in Yorkshire, and acquired the rudiments of his medical knowledge from his father, a surgeon-apothecary who practised in the neighbourhood of Pontefract. He continued his studies at St. Bartholomew’s hospital,and in 1793 entered the medical service of the army, where he continued until 1802, when he retired with the rank of inspector of field hospitals. He had before this entered himself at St. John’s college, Cambridge, and, as a member of that house, proceeded M.B. 1805, M.D. 3rd July, 1810. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1812, and a Fellow 25th June, 1813. Dr. Cope was Gulstonian lecturer in 1813, Censor 1815 and 1826, and Registrar from 4th April, 1814 to 1815. He retired to his native place, Hemsworth, near Pontefract, and died there in or about the year 1843.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 116)

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