Lives of the fellows

Thomas Bradley

b.1751 d.1813
MD Edin(1791) LRCP(1791)

Thomas Bradley, M.D., was born in Worcestershire, in which county he for many years conducted a school, where mathematics, in which he was a proficient, was the prominent department of study. About the year 1786 he withdrew from the business of education, and, devoting himself to medicine, proceeded to Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 24th June, 1791 (D.M.I. de Epispasticorum Usu). He then settled in London, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1791. Dr. Bradley edited the "Medical and Physical Journal" for many years; was physician to the Westminster hospital from 1794 to 1811; and died in St. George’s fields in 1813, aged sixty-two. His retired habits in early life had unfitted him for the metropolis, to which he proved unequal, rather from diffidence than from want of professional knowledge. He was more read in books than in men; and, as he always hesitated, like a genuine mathematician, to draw conclusions from uncertain premises, he appeared to little advantage in the sick room. His portrait, by Medley, was engraved by N. Branwhite. He published —

A New Medical Dictionary, containing a Concise Explanation of all the Terms used in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Botany, Natural History, and Chemistry, compiled by the late J. Fox, M.D. Revised and augmented. 12mo. Lond. 1803.
A Treatise on Worms and other Animals which infest the Human Body. 12mo. Lond. 1813.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 419)

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