Lives of the fellows

John Garrett

b.1633 d.8 August 1683
LRCP(1679) MD Cantab(1680) Hon FRCP(1680)

John Garrett, MD, came before the College of Physicians in 1679, without a degree in medicine; and, after the usual examinations, was, on the 22nd December, admitted a Licentiate. In the following year he was created doctor of medicine at Cambridge (per Literas Regias), and on the 30th September, 1680, was admitted an Honorary Fellow. He died 8th August, 1683, aged 50, and was buried at St Dunstan’s in the East, where a monument to his memory bears the following inscription:-
Hic juxta sepultus jacet Johannes Garrett
in florentissima Academia
Cantabrigiensi Medicinæ Doctor
Qui dum vitalem sortitus est Eclampsim
in artem medicam discendo
Therapeuticamq: felici cum successu
(favente Archiatro Cælesti) exercendo
triginta quinque transegrit annos
verum enimvero cum ad quinquagesimum
ætatis attigisset inevitabili fato
suam passus est eclipsin sive biolychnii
extinctionem, animamque fide Christiana
Deo datori exhalavit
die octavo Mensis Augusti, Anni MDCLXXXIII.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 412)

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