Lives of the fellows

Clopton Havers

b.? d.April 1702
Ex LRCP(1684) FRS(1686) MD Utrecht(1685) LRCP(1687)

Clopton Havers, MD, was educated at Catherine hall, Cambridge, but left the university without taking any degree. He was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 28th July, 1684. On the 15th December, 1686, he was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society. Having graduated doctor of medicine at Utrecht, 3rd July, 1685 (DMI de Respiratione), he settled in London, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College 22nd December, 1687. He died in April, 1702, and was buried on the 29th of that month at Willingale Doe, in Essex. His funeral sermon, preached by Lilly Butler, DD, minister of St Mary, Aldermanbury, was printed in London, in quarto, the same year, and dedicated to Mrs Dorcas Havers, his widow.

Dr Havers was a minute and very accomplished anatomist. His Osteologia Nova; or, some new Observations of the Bones and the parts belonging to them, 8vo. Lond, 1691, was long a standard work. It was translated at Amsterdam, in 1721, and came to a second edition in this country in 1729. Dr Havers edited The Anatomy of Man and Woman, from Spacher and Remmelin, fol. Lond 1691; and published in the Philosophical Transactions An Account of an Extraordinary Bleeding from the Lachrymal Gland, and some Observations on the Concoction of Food.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 477)

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