Lives of the fellows

Francis Clifton

b.? d.?
MD Leyden(1724) FRS(1727) MD(1728) FRCP(1729)

Francis Clifton, M. D., was a native of Norfolk, and a doctor of medicine of Leyden, of 1724. His inaugural essay on that occasion, "De distinctis et confluentibus Variolis," 4to., was reprinted by Haller in his "Disputationes ad Morborum Historiam et Curationem facientes." Dr. Clifton was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society 29th June, 1727. He was created doctor of medicine at. Cambridge (comitiis Regiis) 26th April, 1728; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 23rd December, 1728; a Fellow, 22nd December, 1729; and delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1732. He was physician to the prince of Wales, but resigned that office and left London in 1734. His name disappears from the list of the College in 1737. He was the author of the following works:—

Tabular Observations recommended as the surest way of improving Physick. 8vo. Lond. 1731.
The State of Physick, ancient and modern, briefly considered. 8vo. Lond. 1732.
Proposals for Printing, by subscription, all the works of Hippocrates in Greek and Latin, digested in a new and regular manner.

The intended publication did not meet with sufficient encouragement, and never appeared.

A Translation of Hippocrates upon Air, Water, and Situation, Epidemicks, &c. 8vo. Lond. 1734.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 115)

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