Lives of the fellows

Robert Nesbitt

b.? d.27 May 1761
MD Leyden(1721) FRS(1725) LRCP(1726) MD Cantab(1728) FRCP(1729)

Robert Nesbitt, M.D., was the son of Mr. John Nesbitt, a dissenting minister, and was born in London. He received his medical education at Leyden, where he was, on the 1st September, 1718, entered on the physic line. He attended the lectures of Boerhaave and the elder Albinus, and took his degree of doctor of medicine there 25th April, 1721 (D.M.I. de Partu Difficili. 4to.). He was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society 22nd April, 1725; a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1726; and having been created doctor of medicine at Cambridge 15th June, 1728, was admitted a Candidate 30th September, 1728, and a Fellow 30th September, 1729. Dr. Nesbitt was Censor in 1733, 1738, 1742, 1745, 1748; on the 23rd March, 1740-1, was appointed Lumleian lecturer for a period of five years; an Elect 22nd August, 1748, and Consiliarius 1750, 1754, 1758. Haller says of him (1) "bonus in universum auctor." He died 27th May, 1761; and was the author of—
Human Osteogony explained. 8vo. Lond. 1736.

William Munk

[(1) Bibliotheca Anatomica, vol. ii, p. 286]

(Volume II, page 112)

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