Lives of the fellows

Russell Plumtre

b.1709 d.15 October 1793
MB Cantab(1733) MD(1738) FRCP(1739)

Russell Plumtre, M.D., " of Notts," was admitted a pensioner of Queen’s college, Cambridge, 12th June, 1728, and of that house he subsequently became a fellow. He proceeded M.B. 1733, M.D. 1738; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1738; and a Fellow 1st October, 1739. He was appointed Regius professor of physic at Cambridge in 1741, and filled that chair for more than half a century. Dr. Plumtre died 15th October, 1793, aged eighty-four, having then been for many years father of the university, and the longest resident that had then been known.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 144)

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