Lives of the fellows

William Clark

b.5 April 1789 d.15 September 1869
AB Cantab(1808) AM(1811) MD(1827) FRCP(1830)

William Clark, M.D., was born 5th April, 1789, and educated at Trinity college, Cambridge, of which house he became a fellow. He proceeded A.B. 1808; A.M. 1811; had a licence to practise from the university, 5th July, 1813; and M.D. 1827. He was ad mitted an Inceptor-Candidate of the College of Physicians, 8th April, 1816; a Candidate, 26th July, 1827; and a Fellow, 25th June, 1830. In 1817, he was appointed professor of anatomy at Cambridge, and it was at his election to that office that lord Byron, who had been his friend in college, made his last appearance in the senate-house for the purpose of giving him a vote.* The duties of his professorship Dr. Clark discharged with zeal and success for nearly half a century, and his services were recognised at his retirement in 1866 by a public subscription among the members of the university for a bust in commemoration of his merits. Dr. Clark, who many years previously to the resignation of his professorship, had received ordination in the church of England, died 15th September, 1869, in the eighty-second year of his age.

William Munk

[*Lancet, Vol. ii. 1869.]

(Volume III, page 143)

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