Lives of the fellows

Robert Hallifax

b.1735 d.17 September 1810
MD(1783) LRCP(1784)

Robert Hallifax, M.D., was born in 1735, and was the son of Robert Hallifax an apothecary at Mansfield, by his wife Hannah, a sister of Samuel Jebb, M.D. Of his education, general or medical, I can recover no particulars. He had been apothecary to the king’s household and to the prince of Wales; and having, on the 24th January, 1783, been created doctor of medicine by the archbishop of Canterbury, was, on the 5th April, 1784, admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians. In the following year he was appointed physician extraordinary to the prince of Wales, and physician to H.R.H.’s household ; and in 1787, physician in ordinary to the Prince, an appointment which he retained to the time of his death, which occurred at Bath, 17th September, 1810. His brother was bishop of Gloucester.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 336)

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