Lives of the fellows

Thomas Gibson

b.1647 d.16 July 1722
MD Leyden(1675) LRCP(1676) Hon FRCP(1680)

Thomas Gibson, MD, was born at Bampton in Westmorland. He graduated doctor of medicine at Leyden, 20th August, 1675, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1676. He is stated in the Annals to have been created doctor of medicine by the archbishop of Canterbury, 16th May, 1663, and to have been admitted ad eundem, at Cambridge, 5th October, 1671. His incorporation at Cambridge is not recorded in the “Graduati Cantabrigienses.” He was admitted an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1680. Dr Gibson was appointed physician-general to the army on the 21st January, 1718-19; and dying on the 16th July, 1722, aged 75, was buried in the ground adjoining the Foundling hospital, belonging to St George the Martyr, Queen’s-square.

He married to his second wife Anne, the youngest daughter of Richard Cromwell, the short-lived Protector. She died 7th December, 1727, æt 69. Dr Gibson was the author of-
The Anatomy of Humane Bodies epitomized. 8vo. Lond. 1682;
a work very popular in its day, and which ran to at least seven editions. It was really only a new and augmented edition of Read’s book on that subject, but as Haller(1) says, containing “nihil de suo.”

William Munk

[(1) Biblioth. Anat., vol. i, p. 688.]

(Volume I, page 413)

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