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Authorised form of nameNicholls; Frank (1699 - 1778)
Other forms of nameNicholls, Francis
SurnameNicholls
ForenamesFrank
Dates1699 - 1778
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (1699)
Death:
Epsom, Surrey (07 January 1778)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Anatomy; Botany; Agriculture
Education:
Westminster School; Exeter College, Oxford; BA (1718), MA (1721), BMed (1725), DMed (1730)
Career:
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
Memberships:
FRCP (1732)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/05/1728
Proposers:
William Rutty, Charles Bale, John Gaspar Scheuchzer
Lectures:
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
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Foster; Munk's Roll
References:
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 Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/10188879
Royal Society codeNA5253
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/N2/6Frank Nicholls to William Ruttynd
EL/N2/10Frank Nicholls to William Rutty3 December 1728
RBO/13/84A second account of observations on composing a natural history of mines and metals by Frank Nicholls1728
EL/P2/5Charles Price, dated at Oxford, to Frank Nichols8 July 1728
CLP/12ii/42Paper, 'Some observations on aneurysms in general, and in partial on the foregoing' by F [Frank] Nicholls[1728]
RBO/16/14Account of a polypus resembling a branch of a pulmonary vein coughed up by an asthmatic person by Frank Nicholls1731
EL/N2/9Frank Nicholls to William Ruttynd
EL/N2/11Frank Nicholls, dated at Paris, to Hans Sloane28 December 1728
EL/N2/8Frank Nicholls to William Ruttynd
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
EL/N2/12Frank Nicholls to Hans Sloanend
CLP/10ii/15Paper, 'An account of the veins and arteries of leaves' by Frank Nicholls [1730]
RBO/14/127'An account of the Veins and Arteries of Leaves' by Frank Nicholls1730
RBO/13/49'Some Observations on aneurisms [aneurysms] in general and in particular on the foregoing' by F Nicholls1728
L&P/3/37Letter, 'Of worms in animal bodies' from Frank Nicholls to Thomas Birch6 November 1755
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/2/530Letter, 'Of preventing the venereal disease' from Frank Nicholls to George Parker2 November 1754
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
CLP/6/71Paper, 'Account of the specifick gravities of three several peices of tin ore by Francis Hauksbee'1728
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