Lives of the fellows

Alban Hyll

b.? d.22 December 1559
MD Bologna FRCP(1552)

Alban Hyll, M.D., a native of Wales, was educated first at Oxford, and secondly at Bologna, where he applied himself to the study of physic, and took his degree of doctor of medicine. He was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians 23rd March, 1552, was Censor, 1555, 1556, 1557, 1558; Consiliarius, 1555, and Elect, 1558. Wood tells us that: “he became famous in London, not only for the theoretic, but for the practical part of physic, and that he was much beloved and admired by Dr. John Fryer and Dr. John Caius.” Bassianus Landus, of Placentia, styles him “Medicus nobilissimus atque optimus et in omni literarum genere maxime versatus,” and Wood tells us “that he wrote several things on Galen, which are printed and by others cited.” (1) Dr Hyll died 22nd December, 1559 (not, as Wood says, 26th December), and was buried in St. Alban’s, Wood-street, Cheapside, near to his friend and colleague Dr. Wotton. Dr. Caius records his death thus: “22 Dec. 1559, horâ post meridiem quartâ, bonus atque doctus vir, Albanus Hyllus ex Electoribus unus, obiit mortem, sepultusque est apud S. Albanum Londini, 26 ejusdem mensis.”

William Munk

[(1) Athenæ Oxon., vol. i, p.99]

(Volume I, page 51)

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