Lives of the fellows

Swithen Adee

b.1705 d.12 August 1786
AB Oxon(1721) AM(1724) MD(1733) FRCP(1763)

Swithen Adee, M.D., was of Corpus Christi college, Oxford; A.B. 14th June, 1721; A.M. 22nd February, 1724; M.D. 4th July, 1733. He practised for several years at Guildford and at Oxford, but in 1762 removed to London; and was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1762; and a Fellow 30th September, 1763. He was Censor in 1764 and 1770; he delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1767, and the Harveian oration in 1769. In 1770 Dr. Adee retired from business and returned to Oxford, and spent the remainder of his life amongst his old college friends, with whom he lived respected and esteemed. He died at Oxford the 12th August, 1786, aged eighty-one. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries, and obtained no small amount of reputation for a very happy explanation of the Greek inscription on the Corbridge altar of Astarte. (1)

We owe to Dr. Adee’s pen: "Meadus: Poema, grati animi testimonium" editum A.D. MDCCLV; — a pleasing encomium on Mead.

William Munk

[(1) Archæologia, vol. ii, p. 98]

(Volume II, page 256)

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