Lives of the fellows

Michael Lee Dicker

b.1695 d.3 October 1754
MD Leyden(1718) Ex LRCP(1718)

Michael Lee Dicker, M.D., was born in Exeter, and on the 20th August, 1717, being then twenty-two years of age, was entered on the physic line at Leyden, and in that university took his degree of doctor of medicine 30th May, 1718 (D.M.I. de Motibus Ordinatis et Inordinatis Animalium, 4to.). He was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 14th June, 1718, and then settled at Exeter, where he soon acquired the confidence of a numerous party. Dr. Dicker was a member of the society of Friends; a man of inoffensive manners and plain good sense, rather safe than scientific, and more distinguished for mild attention than officious interference in the operations of nature. He was appointed one of the physicians to the Devon and Exeter hospital on its establishment, and continued to hold that office till his death, 3rd October, 1754, in the fifty-ninth year of his age. A portrait of Dr. Dicker, by Thomas Hudson, is in the board room of the hospital at Exeter.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 58)

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