Lives of the fellows

Charles Henry Parry

b.? d.21 January 1860
MD Edin(1804) LRCP(1806)

Charles Henry Parry, M.D., was the son of Caleb Hillier Parry, M.D., F.R.S., a distinguished physician, who practised at Bath, and has been mentioned in the previous volume. After a good general education he visited Germany, and in company with S. T. Coleridge and Dr. Clement Carlyon, of Truro, spent a considerable time at the university of Gottingen, and in numerous excursions to various parts of Germany and Scandinavia. He next proceeded to Edinburgh, where he made the acquaintance and secured the friendship of Mr., afterwards Lord Brougham, with whom he long maintained a correspondence. After the usual academic residence of three years at Edinburgh, he graduated doctor of medicine there 24th June, 1804 (D.M.I. de Synocho Tropico).

Dr. Charles Parry was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1806, and settling in his native city, practised there for many years with reputation and success. He was appointed physician to the Bath General hospital in 1818, but resigned his office there in 1822. Eventually he retired from the practice of his profession, and from Bath to Brighton, where he died 21st January, 1860, but was buried at Weston, near Bath. Dr. Charles Parry was an accomplished physician, and devoted his best energies and some of the best years of his life to the elucidation and confirmation of his father’s views, and the publication of a selection from his numerous papers.

We owe to his pen—
De Græcarum atque Romanarum Religionum ad Mores forman-dos vi et efficacia Commentatio. In concert: civium Acad: Georgiæ Augustæ die iv Junii 1799 ab ord. Ampliss. Philosoph: loco secundo victrix pronunciata. Gotting 4to. 1799.
On Fever and its Treatment in general, translated from the German of G. C. Reich. 8vo. 1801.
Additional Experiments on the Arteries of Warm Blooded Animals. 8vo. Lond. 1819.
Introductory Essays to Collections from the Unpublished Medical Writings of the late Caleb Hillier Parry. M.D., &c. Roy. 8vo. Lond. 1825.
Collections from the Unpublished Medical Writings of the late Caleb Hillier Parry, M.D., F.R.S., &c. 2 vols. Roy. 8vo. Lond.1825.
He was the author also of A Memoir of the Rev. Joshua Parry, his grandfather, which was edited after his death by Sir J. Eardley Wilmot, Bart.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 45)

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