Lives of the fellows

Reuben Sherewood

b.? d.1598
AB Cantab(1562) AM(1566) MD FRCP

Reuben Sherewood, MD, was a native of Cambridgeshire, educated at Eton, whence he was elected to King’s College, Cambridge, in 1558. He proceeded AB 1562, AM 1566, was proctor of the university 1569; and on the 28th August, 1570, was enjoined by his college to divert to the study of physic. On the 2nd December following he obtained leave of absence for a year, during which time he was to receive all college emoluments. In 1571 he was appointed to the mastership of Eton school, and about the same time resigned his fellowship at King’s College.(1) He was created MD, 1581. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1584; and subsequently became a Fellow, but the date of his admission is not recorded. He practised many years at Bath, with the highest success and reputation; and dying there in 1598, left behind him the character of a ripe scholar, and excellent physician, and an eloquent man.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 98)

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