Lives of the fellows

John Littlehales

b.1753 d.2 January 1810
AB Oxon(1775) AM(1778) Ex LRCP(1778) MD(1782) FRCP(1787)

John Littlehales, M.D., was born in Shropshire, and educated at Pembroke college, Oxford, as a member of which he took the two degrees in arts, A.B. 15th June, 1775; A.M. 30th April, 1778; when, coming before the College of Physicians, he was, on the 25th June, 1778, admitted an Extra-Licentiate. He then settled at Winchester ; and, accumulating his degrees in physic, proceeded M.D. at Oxford 9th July, 1782. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1786; and a Fellow, 25th June, 1787. He was physician to the Winchester hospital ; and died 2nd January, 1810, aged fifty seven years. A monument to his memory in Winchester cathedral bears the following inscription:—
Near to this place are deposited the remains of
John Littlehales, M.D.,
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians,
and formerly of Pembroke College, Oxford.
His eminent professional talents,
by the blessing of Divine Providence,
were successfully exerted with a generosity so distinguished,
and beneficence to the poor so diffusive and unwearied,
amidst a very extended practice,
that his decease was an event most deeply regretted and lamented.
The principal inhabitants of Winchester and its neighbourhood,
have erected this monument,
as a public record of their affectionate gratitude
to the memory of their friend and benefactor:
but from the Saviour of the world,
whose faith he adorned by a life devoted to Christian benevolence,
he will receive his final reward.
He departed this life the 2nd of January, 1810, aged 57 years.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 372)

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