Lives of the fellows

James Hervey

b.? d.1824
AB Oxon(1771) AM(1774) MB(1777) MD(1781) FRCP(1782)

James Hervey, M.D., was born in London, and received his preliminary education, first at a school at Northampton, and subsequently at home under a private tutor. He was then sent to Oxford, and entered at Queen’s college, as a member of which he proceeded A.B. 30th May, 1771; A.M. 9th June, 1774; M.B. 15th January, 1777; M.D. 7th July, 1781. Dr. Hervey was elected physician to Guy’s hospital in 1779; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 1st October, 1781; and a Fellow, 30th September, 1782. Possessed of a comfortable independence, Dr. Hervey was little solicitous for business. He regularly attended for some years at Tunbridge Wells during the summer, but more for the sake of his own health and recreation than for professional employment. His practice there was select rather than extensive; but he acquired the reputation of an able physician. He was Gulstonian lecturer in 1783; Censor in 1783,1787, 1789, 1795,1802, 1820; Registrar from 1784 to 1814; Harveian orator in 1785; Lumleian lecturer from 1789 to 1811; and Elect, 4th May, 1809. Dr. Hervey was the first appointed registrar of the National Vaccine Establishment. He died at the commencement of 1824.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 330)

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