Authorised form of nameNicholls; Frank (1699 - 1778)
Other forms of nameFrancis
Dates1699 - 1778
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth1699
Place of deathEpsom, Surrey
Date of death07 January 1778
Research fieldAnatomy
Westminster School; Exeter College, Oxford; BA (1718), MA (1721), BMed (1725), DMed (1730)
Reader in Anatomy at Oxford; practised in Cornwall for a short time and then in London; travelled in France and Italy; gave anatomy lectures in London; Physician to George II (1753-1760); moved to Oxford to assist in his son's education (1762); settled in Epsom; died probably of tuberculosis
FRCP (1732)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/05/1728
ProposerWilliam Rutty
Charles Bale
John Gaspar Scheuchzer
Royal Society activityLectures:
Croonian 1739
RelationshipsSon of John Nicholls, Barrister, of Trereife, Cornwall and London; married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Mead (FRS 1703) and his first wife, Ruth Marsh
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Foster; Munk's Roll
Obituary in 'Gentleman's Magazine' 1778, p46, 1785, pp13-15 (Biographical memoirs)
P Fontes da Costa, 'The Culture of Curiosity at The Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century', NR 2002 vo l56 pp 147-166
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5253
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/13/84A second account of observations on composing a natural history of mines and metals by Frank Nicholls1728
L&P/2/530Letter, 'Of preventing the venereal disease' from Frank Nicholls to George Parker2 November 1754
L&P/4/86Letter, 'Concerning the post-mortem examination of the body of the late King' from Frank Nicholls to George Parker20 October 1761
L&P/3/37Letter, 'Of worms in animal bodies' from Frank Nicholls to Thomas Birch6 November 1755
CLP/6/71Paper, 'Account of the specifick gravities of three several pieces of tin ore' by Francis Hauksbee1728
EL/N2/7Letter, from Frank Nicholls to William Ruttynd
EL/N2/8Letter, from Frank Nicholls to William Ruttynd
EL/N2/9Letter, from Frank Nicholls to William Ruttynd
RBO/16/14Account of a polypus resembling a branch of a pulmonary vein coughed up by an asthmatic person by Frank Nicholls1731
RBO/13/49'Some Observations on aneurisms [aneurysms] in general and in particular on the foregoing' by F Nicholls1728
CLP/10ii/15Paper, 'An account of the veins and arteries of leaves' by Frank Nicholls [1730]
CLP/12ii/42Paper, 'Some observations on aneurysms in general, and in partial on the foregoing' by F [Frank] Nicholls[1728]
EL/P2/5Letter, from Charles Price to Frank Nichols, dated at Oxford8 July 1728
EL/N2/6Letter, from Frank Nicholls to William Ruttynd
EL/N2/10Letter, from Frank Nicholls to William Rutty3 December 1728
EL/N2/12Letter, from Frank Nicholls to Hans Sloanend
EL/N2/11Letter, from Frank Nicholls to Hans Sloane, dated at Paris28 December 1728
RBO/14/64'Observations on a Treatise wrote by Monsieur Helvetius of Paris design'd to prove that the Lungs do not divide and expand the Blood, but on the contrary cool and condense it' by Frank Nicholls1729
RBO/14/127'An account of the Veins and Arteries of Leaves' by Frank Nicholls1730
CLP/22ii/35Paper, 'Observations on a treatise by [Jean Claude Adrian] Helvetius of Paris designed to prove that the lungs do not divide and expand the blood, but that, on the contrary, they cool and condense it' by [Frank] Nichollsc.1730
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