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Authorised form of namePearson; George (1751 - 1828)
SurnamePearson
ForenamesGeorge
Dates1751 - 1828
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
Baptism:
04 September 1751
Death:
His house in Hanover Square, London (09 November 1828)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Chemistry
Education:
MD (1774, Edinburgh)
Career:
Practised at Doncaster, then moved to London; Physician, St George's Hospital, London (1787); lectured on chemistry, materia medica and the practice of Physic; one of the first to confirm Jenner's observations on vaccination
Memberships:
LCP (1784)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
23/06/1791
Lectures:
Bakerian 1827
Council:
1802; 1827
RelationshipsSon of John Pearson, apothecary; grandson of Nathaniel Pearson, vicar of Stainton, Rotherham
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
N G Coley, 'George Pearson MD, FRS (1751-1828): 'The greatest chemist in England'? in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 161-175
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/64791091
Royal Society codeNA5829
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003471Pearson, Georgend
AP/13/21Researches to discover the faculties of Pulmonary absortion with respect to Charcoal20 December 1827
AP/9/27An Account of an Electrical Increaser24 February 1817
L&P/10/16Paper, 'Experiments made with the view of decompounding fixed air or carbonic acid' by George Pearson1792
NLB/11/550Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr George Pearson, Engraver, 3 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, E.C.22 July 1895
L&P/8/2Paper, 'Experiments on the air contained in the mineral water of Buxton' by George Pearson1782
L&P/9/210Paper, 'Experiments and observations to investigate the composition of James's powder' by George Pearson1791
L&P/10/89Paper, 'Observations and experiments on a wax-life substance resembling the pe-la of the Chinese, collected at Madras by Dr Anderson and called by him white lac' by George Pearson 1794
L&P/10/79Paper, 'On the effects of the variolous infection on pregnant women; and on the foetus in the womb' by George Pearson1794
L&P/11/38Paper, 'Experiments and observations tending to show the composition and properties of urinary concretions' by George Pearson1797
L&P/10/122Paper, 'Experiments and observations to investigate the nature of a kind of steel manufactured at Bombay, and there called Wootz; with remarks on the properties and composition of the sidderent states of iron' by George Paarson1795
L&P/11/18/3Plate, 'Experimental apparatus' by George Pearson1796
L&P/11/18/1Paper, 'Experiments and observations made with a view of ascertaining the nature of the gas produced by passing electric discharges through water' by George Pearson1796
L&P/11/18Paper, 'Experiments and observations made with a view of ascertaining the nature of the gas produced by passing electric discharges through water' by George Pearson1796
L&P/11/1Paper, 'Oberservations and experiments on some ancient metallic arms, instruments and utensils' by George Pearson1796
EC/1786/15Pearson, George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1791/18Pearson, George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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