Lives of the fellows

Joseph Fox

b.1759 d.25 February 1832
MD St And(1783) LRCP(1788) FRCP Edin(1792)

Joseph Fox, M.D., was born in Cornwall, and educated as an apothecary, in which capacity he practised for some years at Falmouth. Having acquired by marriage and his profession a small independence, he determined on trying his fortune in London as a physician. He went therefore to Edinburgh, where he studied for some time; and on the 1st February, 1783, was created doctor of medicine by the university of St. Andrew’s. Shortly after this Dr. Fox settled in London. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1788, and on the 30th April following was elected physician to the London hospital. On the 6th March, 1792, he was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Edinburgh. In the spring of 1800 he was compelled by his increasing private engagements to resign his office at the London hospital; and, having by that time accumulated a fortune fully adequate to the supply of all his wants, he soon afterwards relinquished his practice in favour of Dr. Frampton, and quitted London. He retired first to Falmouth, and after-wards to Plymouth, where he died on the 25th February, 1832, aged seventy-three.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 390)

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