Lives of the fellows

John Mayo

b.1780 d.1818
AB Oxon(1782) AM(1785) MB(1787) MD(1788) FRCP(1789)

John Mayo. M.D., was born in Herefordshire, and commenced his university education at Brasenose college, Oxford, as a member of which he took the degree of A.B. 14th January, 1782; but then, removing to Oriel, proceeded A.M. 2nd June, 1785; M.B. 31st January, 1787; M.D. 15th July, 1788. Admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1788; and a Fellow, 30th September, 1789; he was Censor in 1790, 1795, 1797, 1804, 1808; Harveian orator in 1795; and Elect, 10th April, 1807, which last office he resigned 6th October, 1813. Dr. Mayo was appointed physician to the Foundling hospital in 1787, and physician to the Middlesex hospital 6th November, 1788. The latter office he resigned in 1803; the former in 1820. He was also physician in ordinary to the princess of Wales. For many years before his death it was Dr. Mayo’s custom to divide his time between London and Tunbridge Wells, residing at the latter place during the summer months. There he enjoyed the implicit confidence of all ranks, and took the undisputed lead in the medical business and emoluments of that town and neighbourhood. Dr. Mayo fixed his permanent abode there in 1817; and dying in 1818, aged fifty-eight, was buried at Speldhurst. Dr. Mayo published a small pamphlet, entitled " The Information and Complaint made to the Court at the Hospital for the Maintenance and Education of exposed and deserted Children. 8vo. Lond. 1790."

William Munk

(Volume II, page 395)

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