Lives of the fellows

William May

b.? d.?
MD Leyden(1787) Ex LRCP(1788)

William May, M.D., was born at East Looe, in Cornwall, and received his general education in his native town. He served an apprenticeship to Mr. Rice, a surgeon; and then proceeded to Leyden, where he took his degree of doctor of medicine 16th May, 1787 (D.M.I. complectens de Typho quædam). Returning to England, he determined on trying his fortune in London, and was appointed physician to the Universal dispensary. He held that office for a few months only; was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 5th June, 1788; and in the ensuing autumn fixed himself as a physician at Truro. In 1792 he removed to Plymouth, and the same year published his short " Essay on Pulmonary Consumption," 8vo. Plymouth, 1792.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 383)

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