Philip Stephens, MD, was born in Devizes, co Wilts, and educated at Oxford. He was originally of St Alban’s hall, but ultimately was made a fellow of New college by the visitors. He proceeded doctor of medicine at Oxford, 16th February, 1655, being then principal of Hart hall, and was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians, 30th September, 1659. Dr Stephens died in London shortly after the restoration of Charles II. He was, conjointly with William Browne, the author of
Catalogus Horti Botanici Oxoniensis, alphabeticè digestus, etc. cui accessêre Plantæ minimum sexaginta suis nominibus insignitæ, quæ nullibi nisi in hoc opusculo memorantur. 8vo. Oxon. 1658.
This work was founded on Jacob Bobart’s Catalogus Plantarum Horti Medici Oxon, published in 1648.
(Volume I, page 296)
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