Lives of the fellows

Thomas Prujean

b.? d.October 1662
MD Franeker MD Cantab(1649) FRCP(1657)

Thomas Prujean, MD, was the only son of Sir Francis Prujean, MD, a most distinguished Fellow of our College, by his wife, Margaret Leggatt. He was born in London, and educated at Caius college, Cambridge, but left the university without taking any degree. He graduated doctor of medicine at Franeker, and was incorporated thereon at Cambridge in 1649. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians by his father, then President, 4th April, 1653, and on that day presented to the College a valuable collection of surgical instruments.(1) He was admitted a Fellow of the College 23rd October, 1657, and dying in October, 1662, was buried on the 15th of that month in the family vault at Hornchurch, co Essex. He left two sons. There is a fine portrait of Dr Thomas Prujean at St Thomas’s hospital.

He was the author ofAmorata. 12mo. Lond. 1644.

William Munk

[(1) 1653, Apr. iv. “Dor Prujean, junior, Collegium donat organothecâ chirurgicâ.” This curious and probably unique collection of surgical instruments was lent to the International Exhibition of 1873, and attracted much notice.]

(Volume I, page 279)

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