Lives of the fellows

Isaac Henrique Sequira

b.1738 d.November 1816
MD Leyden(1758) LRCP(1771)

Isaac Henrique Sequira, M.D., was born at Lisbon, of an Esculapian family—his grandfather, father, and two uncles having been all physicians. He was instructed in general literature and philosophy by the Fathers of the Oratory, a body of learned men then highly popular in Portugal. Having chosen medicine as his profession, he was sent to the university of Bordeaux in France, where he remained for two years. He then removed to Leyden; and having completed the three years’ residence which the statutes of that university required, he proceeded doctor of medicine 31st August, 1758 (D.M.I. de Polypo Cordis). Eventually he settled in London; was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th March, 1771; and was introduced into practice by his uncle, Dr. De la Cour, who soon after withdrew to Bath. Dr. Sequira attained to great reputation among his countrymen resident in England. He held the honorary appointment of physician extraordinary to the prince regent of Portugal; and was physician to the Portuguese embassy at the court of St. James. He lived to old age; and at the time of his death, which occurred in Mark-lane in November, 1816, aged seventy-eight, was the oldest Licentiate of the College.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 291)

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