Authorised form of nameCockburn; William (1669 - 1739)
Dates1669 - 1739
Dates and placesBirth:
November 1739
The middle aisle of Westminster Abbey, London
Edinburgh; MA (1688); Leyden (admitted 1691); King's College, Aberdeen; MD (1697)
Physician to the Fleet (c1694); created a secret remedy for dysentery, which he supplied to the Fleet and the Army on foreign service as well as private patients, thereby making his fortune; practised in London; Physician to Greenwich Hospital (1731)
LRCP (1694)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
1703, 1705, 1707, 1709
RelationshipsSon of Sir William Cockburn, Bart, of Ryslaw and Cockburn.
Married: 1) Mary de Baudisson, a widow; 2) Mary, daughter of Basil Fielding, 4th Earl of Denbigh
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Innes Smith
Royal Society codeNA5735
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/B2/62Sam Brady to Dr William Cockburn1705
IM/000903Cockburn, Williamnd
EL/K/22John Keill to William Cockburn1708
LBO/28/66Copy letter from Dr Brady to William Cockburnnd
CLP/14ii/40Concerns the use of 'Ipecacuanha' in France by William Cockburn after reading Monsieur Jussieu's 'Memoire'nd
CLP/22i/53Paper, Account of the book 'The nature and causes of loosenesses [dysentery] plainly discovered' by William Cockburn[1701]
RBO/18/15Concerns the use of 'Ipecacuanha' in France by William Cockburn after reading Monsieur Jussieu's 'Memoire'1732
CLP/12i/66Paper, 'An account of the cure of two sinuous ulcers possessing the space of the whole arm with an extraordinary supply of a callus which fully answers the purposes of the os humeri lost in time of cure' in a letter from John Fawler to William Cockburn[1707]
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