Lives of the fellows

Thomas Gisborne

b.? d.24 February 1806
AB Cantab(1747) AM(1751) MD(1758) FRCP(1759)

Thomas Gisborne, M.D., was the son of the Rev. James Gisborne, rector of Staveley and prebendary of Durham. He was educated at St. John’s college, Cambridge, of which house he was a fellow. He proceeded A.B. 1747; A.M. 1751; M.D. 1758; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1758; and a Fellow 1st October, 1759. He delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1760; was Censor in 1760, 1768, 1771, 1775, 1780, and 1783; Elect 28th June, 1781; and President 1791, 1794, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803. Dr. Gisborne was physician to St. George’s hospital. To this office he was elected 24th January, 1757; and he resigned it in 1781. He was also physician in ordinary to the king; and at the time of bis death, which occurred at Romeley, co. Derby, 24th February, 1806, was the senior fellow of St. John’s college. (1)

William Munk

[(1) "Præfuit huic Societati per multos annos, egregia sibi laude, et integritatis suæ opinione; postremo, ut eam, qua hanc Societatem coluit, benevolentiam ostenderet, testamento multos libros precio carissimos nobis legavit."—Oratio Harveiana, die Oct. 18, Anno 1806, habita à Christo Roberto Pemberton]

(Volume II, page 227)

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