Lives of the fellows

Arthur Dacres

b.1624 d.September 1678
AB Cantab(1645) AM(1649) MD(1654) FRCP(1665)

Arthur Dacres, MD, was the sixth son of Sir Thomas Dacres, of Cheshunt, knight; and was baptized at Cheshunt, co Herts, 18 April, 1624. He was matriculated a pensioner of Magdalen college, Cambridge, in December, 1642, and as a member of that house proceeded AB 1645. He was chosen fellow of Magdalen college 22nd July, 1646, commenced AM 1649, and proceeded doctor of medicine 28th July, 1654. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1655; and a Fellow 26th June, 1665. He was Censor in 1672; and was elected assistant physician to St Bartholomew’s hospital 24th March, 1669. Dr Dacres was appointed Gresham professor of Geometry 20th May, 1664, but resigned that office on the 20th March following. He died in September, 1678.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 354)

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