Lives of the fellows

Thomas Hancock

b.? d.16 April 1849
MD Edin(1806) LRCP(1809)

Thomas Hancock, M.D., was born in the county of Antrim, and received his general education at a school in the north of England, after which he served an apprenticeship to a surgeon apothecary at Waterford, and then proceeded to Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 24th June, 1806 (D.M.I, de Morbis Epidemicis). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1809, when he settled in the city of London. Dr. Hancock was a member of the society of Friends, and was implicitly trusted by them. Eventually he left London for Liverpool, and this for Lisburn, in Ireland, where he died of disease of the heart 16th April, 1849.

Dr. Hancock was the author of—
Researches into the Laws and Phenomena of Pestilence, including a Medical Sketch and Review of the Plague of London in 1665, and Remarks on Quarantine. 8vo. Lond. 1821.
An Essay on Instinct and its Physical and Moral Relations. 8vo. Lond. 1824.
The Principles of Peace exemplified in the Conduct of the Society of Friends in Ireland during the Rebellion of the year 1798. 8vo. Lond. 1825.
On the Laws and Progress of Epidemic Cholera. 8vo. Lond. 1832.
A Defence of the Doctrines of Immediate Revelation and Universal and Saving Light, in Reply to some Remarks contained in a Work entitled "A Beacon to the Society of Friends." 12mo. Liverpool. 1835.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 78)

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