Lives of the fellows

Eleazer Hodson

b.? d.19 January 1638/9
AM Cantab MD Padua(1612) MD Oxon(1615/6) FRCP(1618)

Eleazer Hodson, MD, was born in Durham and educated at Cambridge, where he graduated master of arts. He was incorporated on that degree at Oxford, 12th July, 1608, and then travelling into Italy, took his degree of doctor of medicine at Padua 30th June, 1612. He was incorporated at Oxford on his doctor’s degree 2nd January, 1615-6, was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1616, and a Fellow 21st April, 1618. He was Censor in 1629, 1631, 1634, 1635, 1636, 1637, 1638, was appointed Registrar 13th January, 1636-7, and Elect 22nd September, 1637, in place of Dr Fludd, deceased. He died on the 19th January, 1638-9. Wood says, “he was eminent for his practice in the city of London, and died in the parish of St Stephen’s, Coleman street.”(1)

William Munk

[(1) Dr Hamey, in his Bustorum aliquot Reliquiæ, gives the following sketch of this physician:- “Dr Hodson, medicus Nosocomii Divi Thomæ, in atrophiam sensim incidit, desiitque marcescere, 19 Januarii, 1638-9. Vir vultu animoque alacri; prudentiâ, linguarumque ac artis peritiâ, paucis suorum secundus. Domo et equo semper pulchris gaudens, inque intimis Dris Fox, cui olim in Italia, posteà in Collegio, sæpè in praxi, semper in cœlibatu socius. Qui me primus amicè ad examen subeundum, invitavit, Censor, probavit, amicitiamque deinceps coluit. De reliquo; pecuniæ accumulandæ nec intempestivè satagens negligensve; eoque nec obrutus negotiis nec vacuus; hoc, Viri merita non patiebantur: illud, ipse cavit de industriâ; septimanas aliquot æstivas rusticandi certus, et, hâc ipsâ in re, imitandi suum Foxium. Moriturus denique, simili beneficentiæ temperamento usus est adversus Collegium; simili erga hæredem; cujus rem familiarem luculenter amplificasse constitit, substitisse tamen citra invidiam.”]

(Volume I, page 172)

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