Authorised form of nameBostock; John (1773 - 1846)
Dates1773 - 1846
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Date of birth1773
Place of deathLondon
Date of death06 August 1846
Research fieldMedical chemistry
MD (Edinburgh)
Settled to practise in Liverpool; moved to London and gave up practice, devoting himself to chemistry and physiology (1817); lecturer on chemistry, Guy's Hospital; published 'An elementary system of physiology' (1824); suffered from hay fever and gave the first detailed account of the condition (828) which is named after him 'Bostock's summer catarrh'; died of cholera
FGS (President 1826)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/04/1818
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1831-1832
RelationshipsSon of Dr John Bostock of Liverpool
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1846 No 66 pp 636-638
Ronald Anderson, 'The Referees' Assessment of Faraday's Electromagnetic Induction Paper of 1831' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 243-256
Douglas McKie, 'Priestley's Laboratory and Library and Other of his Effects' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 114-136
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5751
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1817/37Bostock, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/000453Bostock, Johnnd
IM/000454Bostock, Johnnd
MM/14/27An extract from the will of Robert Cappe1802
CMB/42/4/1Minutes, meeting of the Donation Fund CommitteeFebruary 1832
MC/1/356Letter from John Bostock and George Rennie, Royal Society Chamber, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society16 December 1831
RR/1/145Referees' report by John Bostock, on a paper 'On the anatomy and physiology of the decidua' by Robert Lee11 March 1842
RR/1/196Referee's report by John Bostock, on a paper 'On the chemical analysis of the contents of the thoracic duct in the human subject' by George Owen Rees[c.1842]
RR/1/260Referee's report by John Bostock, on a paper 'Contributions to the physiology of vision - Part the first. On some remarkable, and hitherto unobserved, phenomena of binocular vision' by Charles Wheatstone[1838]
RR/1/50Referee's report by John Bostock, on a paper 'Miscellaneous observations on animal heat' by John Davy[1844]
RR/1/172Referee's report by John Bostock, on an unnamed paper by George Newport27 June 1837
RR/1/25Referee's report by John Bostock on a paper 'Observations on the electro-chemical influence of long-continued electric currents of low tension' by Golding Bird16 February 1837
RR/1/62Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie and John Bostock, on a paper 'Experimental researches in electricity' by Michael Faraday5 April 1832
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
MC/6/73Letter from J Ashton Bostock, 54 Chester Square, to Chas [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society25 April 1860
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
RR/1/159Referee's report by John Bostock, on a paper 'Observations on the relation which exists between the respiratory organs of animals, and the preservation of independent temperatures' by George Macilwain5 July 1843
RR/1/11Referee's report by John Bostock, on a paper 'On the chorda dorsalis' by Martin Barry15 March 1841
RR/1/39Referee's report by John Bostock, on a paper 'On the motion of the blood' by James Carson17 July 1839
RR/1/208Referee's report by John Botstock, on a paper 'Experimental researches in electro-magnetism and magneto-electricity' by William Ritchie2 February 1832
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