Lives of the fellows

Edward Fryer

b.1762 d.9 January 1826
MD Leyden(1785) LRCP(1790)

Edward Fryer, M.D., was born at Frome in Somersetshire in 1761, and educated at the grammar school of that town; on leaving which he was placed with a medical practitioner in Wiltshire. He then spent some time at the London hospitals, and went thence to Edinburgh, and eventually to Leyden, where he proceeded doctor of medicine 29th January, 1785 (D.M.I. de Vitâ Animantium et Vegetantium). After travelling for some years upon the continent, he returned to England, and settled in London. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1790. Dr. Fryer, who held the appointment of physician to the duke of Sussex, died in Upper Charlotte-street, on the 9th January, 1826, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. " Distinguished ability, various and extensive knowledge, strict probity and unsullied honour, united with the most prompt, ardent, independent, and generous feelings, adorned by the most engaging and gentlemanly manners, combined to render him beloved and admired by all who knew him." Dr. Fryer was the author of—
A Life of Mr. Barry, R.A.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 412)

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