Lives of the fellows

Moses Griffith

b.1724 d.March 1785
MD Leyden(1744) LRCP(1747)

Moses Griffith, M.D., was the son of Edward Griffith (" telionarii "), was bom at Lapidon, co. Salop, educated at Shrewsbury school under Mr. Hotchkiss, and was admitted a sizar of St. John’s college, Cambridge, 2nd June, 1742, aged eighteen. He received his medical education at Leyden, where he proceeded doctor of medicine the 30th December, 1744 (D.M.I. de Abortu præcavendo, 4to.). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 13th April, 1747, and practised for many years in London, but in 1768 withdrew to Colchester, where (I,believe) he died in March, 1785. He was the author of " Practical Observations on the Cure of the Hectic and Slow Fevers, and the Pulmonary Consumption;" to which is added, "A Method of treating several kinds of Internal Hæmorrhages." 8vo. Lond. 1775. To Dr. Griffith we owe the compound iron mixture of the Pharmacopœia.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 164)

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