Lives of the fellows

William Wasey

b.1695 d.April 1757
AB Cantab(1712) AM(1716) MD(1723) FRCP(1724)

William Wasey, M.D., was born in Norfolk, and educated at Caius college, Cambridge. As a member of that house he proceeded A.B. 1712, A.M. 1716, and then proceeding to Leyden was on the 1st October, 1716, entered on the physic line there. Returning to England, he graduated M.D. at Cambridge in 1723; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 23rd December, 1723; and a Fellow 22nd December, 1724. He was Censor in 1731, 1736,1739, 1748; was named an Elect 30th August, 1746; and was Consiliarius in 1749 and 1754. On the death of Dr. Jurin he was elected President (2 April, 1750); and was reappointed in 1750, 1751, 1752, and 1753. Dr. Wasey was chosen physician to the Westminster hospital, at its establishment in 1719, but resigned his office there in 1733, having been one of the six physicians appointed to St. George’s hospital at the first general board held 19th October, 1733. He died in April, 1757, aged sixty-two; and his library was sold by auction the same year by Davis, Lockyer, and Reymers.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 89)

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