Lives of the fellows

Caspar Needham

b.1622 d.31 October 1679
AB Cantab(1644) AM(1648) MD(1657) FRCP(1668) FRS

Caspar Needham, MD, was matriculated a sizar at Peterhouse, Cambridge, in July, 1641, and took the two degrees in arts, AB 1644, AM 1648; and then, going to Oxford for the sake of the public library, was incorporated, on his master’s degree, 11th July, 1655. He proceeded doctor of medicine at Cambridge in 1657; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1657; and a Fellow 22nd December, 1668. Dr Needham was one of the early fellows of the Royal Society. He was Censor in 1673 and 1677; and dying on the 31st October 1679, aged 57, was buried in the church of St Bride’s Fleet-street, against the south wall of which was his memento:-
In meditullio hujus Templi
jacet mortale depositum
qui scientia, pietate, beneficentia clarus,
suis charus,
principibus ac præsulibus gratus,
amicis atque egenis desideratissimus.
Obiit 31 Octobris 1679,
ætatis 57.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 357)

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