Lives of the fellows

William Farr

b.? d.23 August 1820
MD Edin(1755) Ex LRCP(1760) FRS

William Farr, M.D., was educated under Dr. Doddridge, of Northampton; and having selected medicine as his profession, spent two years in its study at Aberdeen before visiting Edinburgh, where he took the degree of doctor of medicine in 1755 (D.M.I. de Usu Mathematicis et Philosophise Naturalis in Medicinæ Studio). Dr. Farr entered the navy; was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 10th March, 1760; and about that time was appointed physician to Haslar hospital. He was promoted thence to the royal naval hospital at Plymouth, an appointment which he retained for a long series of years. After a service of forty years to the two hospitals, he withdrew from active life; and, retiring to Bath, died at his house in Pulteney-street the 23rd August, 1820. Dr. Farr was a fellow of the Royal Society. He contributed some papers to the "Philosophical Transactions," and to the " Medical Observations and Inquiries."

William Munk

(Volume II, page 228)

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