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Authorised form of nameClarke; Timothy (- 1672)
SurnameClarke
ForenamesTimothy
Dates - 1672
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesDeath:
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England, Europe (11 February 1672)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research field:
anatomy
Education:
Balliol College, Oxford (DM 1652); Incorporated at Cambridge (MD 1668)
Career:
Performed anatomical dissections before King Charles II; Physician-in-ordinary to the Royal household (1660); Physician to Charles II (1667)
Memberships:
Fellow of the College of Physicians (1664)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
22/04/1663
Council:
1663-1664; 1666; 1668; 1670
Sworn in on 27 December 1666 and again on 11 May 1671.
Committee appointments include:
Committee for auditing the accounts of the Treasurer (1669)
RelationshipsMarried: Frances Clarke
General contextClarke's early education was likely shaped by the Civil War, although it is unclear whether he faced expulsion at Balliol College during the time of the parliamentary visitation in 1648 due to his refusal to submit. His proximity to Charles II as a physician afforded him some renown in the field of anatomy, although he did not live long enough to complete his work on his own anatomical investigations intended for publication.
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SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Munk's Roll; Venn; Foster; ODNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/76539783
Royal Society codeNA4332
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/I1/162Dr Johnston to Timothy Clarke29 June 1669
CLP/12i/25Paper, 'Answer to the advice of cutting for the stone' by Dr Clerk [Timothy Clarke?][1670s]
CLP/12i/3Paper, 'A relation of a woman, voiding the bones of a child out of the side of her belly' by Dr Clerk [Timothy Clarke?]15 July 1663
CLP/10i/2Paper, 'Observations on the humble and sensible plants in Mr Chiffin's garden in St James his parke' by Dr Clarke9 August 1661
MS/366/1/2The artifice of alum by Timothy Clarke9 April 1668
DM/5/73B'Desiderata to Dr Clarke'c.1660s
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