Lives of the fellows

Roger Drake

b.1608 d.?
AB Cantab(1627-8) AM(1631) MD Leyden(1639) MD Cantab

Roger Drake, MD, was of Pembroke college, Cambridge, AB 1627-8, AM 1631. He was entered on the physic line at Leyden, 2nd August, 1638, being then thirty years of age, and studied under Vorstius, Heurnius, and Waleus. He graduated doctor of medicine there in 1639, DMI de Circulatione Sanguinis, in which, to use the words of Dr Robert Willis,(1) “he had the honour of appearing as the enlightened advocate of the Harveian views,” and was coarsely attacked for so doing the following year by Dr Primrose. Dr Drake appears in our Annals as a doctor of medicine of Cambridge, and as such was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1643. He resigned his Candidateship 27th November, 1646. He was the author of Medicinæ Doctoris Vindiciæ 4to. Lond. 1641.

William Munk

[(1) Life of Harvey, p. xliv.]

(Volume I, page 239)

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