Lives of the fellows

Thomas Arris

b.? d.?
Hon FRCP(1644) MD Oxon(1651) MD Cantab(1657)

Thomas Arris, MD, was the eldest son of Edward Arris, of London, a very distinguished surgeon, who was serjeant surgeon to the king, and in 1651 master of the company of Barber Surgeons, who gave to the Company 510l for the use of the public anatomy lectures on the muscles; and whose portrait, as one of their most munificient benefactors, is in the hall.

Thomas Arris was educated at Brazenose college, Oxford; he accumulated his degrees in medicine, proceeding doctor 10th August, 1651, being licensed to do so by an order from the committee for regulating the university, which stated, among other things, that he was of thirteen years’ standing in the university, and well affected to the Parliament and present government. He was incorporated, on his doctor’s degree, at Cambridge in 1657; and in 1661 was chosen burgess for St Alban’s. In December, 1644, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 342)

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