Lives of the fellows

Frederick Slare

b.1647 d.12 September 1727
MD Oxon(1680) FRS(1681) FRCP(1685)

Frederick Slare, MD, was born in Northamptonshire; and created doctor of medicine, at Oxford, 9th September, 1680. He was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society, 16th December following. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1681; and a Fellow 25th June, 1685. He was Censor in 1692, 1693, 1708; was named Elect, in place of Dr Edward Browne, deceased, 21st September, 1708; and was Consiliarius from 1716 to his death, which occurred 12th September, 1727, in the 80th year of his age. He is commemorated by the following inscription in the large cemetery adjoining the churchyard, Greenwich:-
Hic reliquias suas deponi voluit,
FREDERICUS SLARE, MD,
peritissimus, benignus, pius,
Collegii Regalis Medicorum Socius, Senior Elector,
Regiæ Societatis socius,
Societatis de Promovendo Evangelio in Partibus Transmarinis
socius,
necnon unus ex illorum communitate,
qui se sponte suâ et pro viribus devinxere ad doctrinam
et virtutem Christianem ubique terrarum, adjuvante Deo,
promovend.
Obiit 12° Septembris AD 1727, ætatis suæ 80mo
Juxta fratrem doctissimum facet hìc soror ejus dilectissima Do-
mina JANE SLARE, quæ obiit 4to die Aprilis, 1734, ætatis suæ 80.

Dr Slare is commended by Haller(1) for his original researches in chemistry, “chemicus, vir insignis, et propriis nixus inventis.” He was the author of -
Experiments and Observations upon Oriental and other Stones, which prove them to be of no use in physic: Gascoigne powder examined, censured, and found imperfect; with a Vindication of Sugars against the censure of Willis and common prejudices. 8vo. Lond. 1715. “Egregius liber,” writes Haller.
Essay on the Pyrmont Waters. 8vo. Lond. 1717.

William Munk

[(1) Biblioth. Medicinæ Pract., vol.iii, p.507.]

(Volume I, page 433)

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