Lives of the fellows

John (Sir) Wedderbourne

b.? d.?
MD St And MD Oxon(1646) LRCP(1649)

Sir John Wedderbourne, MD, was a doctor of medicine of the university of St Andrew’s, incorporated at Oxford 9th April, 1646, by virtue of the Chancellor’s letters to that effect, which represent him as “one of his Majesty’s physicians in ordinary,” and “a gentleman of known learning and vast experience.” Wood(1) says, “He was originally a professor of philosophy in the said university (St Andrew’s), but that being too narrow a place for so great a person, he left it, travelled into various countries, and became so celebrated for his great learning and skill in physic, that he was the chief man of his country for many years for that faculty.

Afterwards he received the honour of knighthood, and was highly valued when he was with the Prince in Holland, in 1646 and 1647. At length, though his infirmities and great age forced him to retire from public practice and business, yet his fame contracted all the Scotch nation to him. And his noble hospitality and kindness to all that were learned and virtuous, made his conversation no less loved than his advice was desired.” Sir John Wedderbourne was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 14th December, 1649.

William Munk

[(1) Fasti Oxon, vol.ii, p.735.]

(Volume I, page 251)

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