Lives of the fellows

Noah (Sir) Thomas

b.? d.17 May 1792
AB Cantab(1742) AM(1746) MD(1753) FRCP(1757)

Sir Noah Thomas, M.D., was educated at St. John’s college, Cambridge, as a member of which he proceeded A.B. 1742; A.M. 1746; M.D. 1753. Admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1756; and a Fellow, 22nd December, 1757; he was Gulstonian lecturer in 1759; and Censor in 1761, 1766, 1767, 1781. He was appointed physician extraordinary to George the Third in 1763, and physician in ordinary in 1775, when he received the honour of knighthood. He was for many years physician to the Lock hospital, and died at Bath on the 17th May, 1792.(1) A remarkably fine portrait of Sir Noah Thomas by Sir Joshua Reynolds is in the combination room of St. John’s college, Cambridge.

William Munk

[(1) "Vir bonus et eruditus, amicus certus, ingenio acuto et suavitate morum beatus."—Oratio Harveiana, anno mdccxcii. habita, auctore Gul. Cadogan]

(Volume II, page 218)

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