Lives of the fellows

Peter Gelsthorp

b.? d.June 1719
MB Cantab(1684) MD Utrecht(1687) MD Cantab(1688) FRCP(1691)

Peter Gelsthorp, MD, was born in London, and was the son of Peter Gelsthorp, a respectable apothecary in the city. He appears in the “Graduati Cantabrigiensis” as a bachelor of medicine of Caius college, of 1684; but in our Annals is said to have been a doctor of medicine of Utrecht of the 3rd March, 1687 (DMI de Variolis, 4to), incorporated at Cambridge 6th June, 1688. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 1st October, 1688, and a Fellow the 6th April, 1691. Dr Gelsthorp was for some time “physician to the sick and wounded men put on shore from their Majesties’ service at the port of Deale,”(1) an office he had recently resigned in the spring of 1692. Dr Gelsthorp married Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir John King, knt, and dying at his house in Hatton Garden in June, 1719, was on the 18th of that month buried at St Andrew’s, Holborn.

William Munk

[(1) Annals, vi, 21st March, 1691-2.]

(Volume I, page 484)

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