Lives of the fellows

John Matthews

b.1756 d.15 January 1826
AB Oxon(1778) AM(1779) MB(1781) MD(1782) FRCP(1783)

John Matthews, M.D., was born in Herefordshire, and educated at Merton college, Oxford, as a member of which he proceeded A.B. 3rd March, 1778; A.M. 2nd June, 1779; M.B. 31st May, 1781; M.D. 6th July, 1782. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1782; and a Fellow, 30th September, 1783. He delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1784. Dr. Matthews was elected physician to St. George’s hospital 20th April, 1781, but resigned that office in 1783, when he relinquished the practice of his profession, and withdrew to his native county. He there became alderman and one of the magistrates of Hereford, chairman of the quarter sessions, and colonel of the first regiment of Herefordshire militia. He died at his seat, Belmont, Hereford, after a protracted illness of intense suffering, on the 15th January, 1826, aged seventy.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 332)

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