Lives of the fellows

John Baptist (Sir) Silvester

b.? d.2 November 1789
MD Leyden(1738) LRCP(1751)

Sir John Baptist Silvester, M.D., was born in Aquitaine, and educated at Leyden, where he graduated doctor of medicine 9th October, 1738. He served as physician to the army in the Low Countries, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1751. Appointed physician to the London hospital 22nd February, 1748, he resigned his office 3rd October, 1764, and in 1777 withdrew from practice, and retired to Bath, where he died the 2nd November, 1789. He was interred in the Dutch church, Austin Friars. He was knighted 21st July, 1774, but under what circumstances I have been unable to discover.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 178)

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