Lives of the fellows

Elisha Coysh

b.? d.1685
MD Oxon(1657) FRCP(1673)

Elisha Coysh, MD – A doctor of medicine of Oxford (Pembroke college), of 30th June, 1657, was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 1st October, 1660; and a Fellow 3rd December, 1673. He was Censor in 1676, and died in 1685. Dr Morton(1) styles him “vir integerrimus et medicus expertissimus.” Dr Coysh had a suburban residence in Swaine’s Lane, Highgate, to which he at times retired. He did so in 1665-6 during the plague, and, as we read in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Cantelows, “was very famed for his medical practice and advice in cases of that dreadful malady, and was much resorted to at this his copyhold residence.”

William Munk

[(1) De Febribus, cap. vi, p.43.]

(Volume I, page 367)

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