Lives of the fellows

Cromwell Mortimer

b.? d.7 January 1752
MD Leyden(1724) LRCP(1725) MD Cantab(1728) FRCP(1729) FRS

Cromwell Mortimer, M.D., was born in Essex, and was the second son of John Mortimer, esq., of Topping hall, in that county. He was educated at Leyden, under Boerhaave. He was admitted on the physic line there 7th September, 1719; went through the very complete course of instruction given in that university, and took his degree of doctor of medicine there 9th August, 1724 (Exercitatio Inaug. de [ngressu Humorum in Corpus Humanum. 4to.). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1725; but, having been created doctor of medicine at Cambridge (comitiis Regiis),11th May, 1728, was admitted a Candidate 30th September, 1728, and a Fellow 30th September,1729. Dr. Mortimer was a person of considerable importance in his day. He was a fellow of the Royal and of the Antiquarian Society; of the former he was secretary for more than twenty years, and he was one of the most active of that illustrious band, who laboured for the incorporation of the latter. The Doctor's elder brother left him the family estate, where he died 7th January, 1752. He edited Fran-cisci Willughbeii de Historia Piscium libri quatuor, recognovit Joh. Raius accessit Index Piscium, &c., curâ Cromwelli Mortimer, M.D. folio, 1743; and published—
On the Volatile Spirit of Sulphur. 8vo. Lond. 1744.
An Address to the Public, containing Narratives of the Effects of certain Chemical Remedies in most Diseases. 8vo. Lond. 1745.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 111)

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