Lives of the fellows

Joseph Hart Myers

b.1758 d.1 June 1823
MD Edin(1779) LRCP(1787)

Joseph Hart Myers, M.D., was born of Jewish parents at New York, where he received his preliminary education. At a comparatively early age he was sent to this country, when he commenced the study of his future profession by attendance on the lectures of Dr. William Hunter and Dr. George Fordyce. From London he repaired to Edinburgh, and there, after a residence of four years, took the degree of doctor of medicine 24th June, 1779 (D.M.I. de Diabete). Dr. Myers then visited Leyden, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna, making a considerable stay in each; when he returned to England and settled in London. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1787; and was soon afterwards appointed physician to the Portuguese hospital and to the General dispensary. He died at his house in John-street, America-square, 1st June, 1823, aged sixty-five, from gout, a disease from which he had long suffered, and which for some years had incapacitated him from the practice of his profession.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 376)

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