Authorised form of namePemberton; Henry (1694 - 1771)
Dates1694 - 1771
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (1694)
London (09 March 1771)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics, mathematics, physiology, medicine
Paris; St Thomas's Hospital, London; Leyden; MD (1719); Cambridge; MD (Com Reg 1728)
Practised little, owing to ill health; friend of Sir Isaac Newton (FRS 1672), the 3rd edition of whose 'Principia' he prepared for the press; Professor of Physic, Gresham College, London (1728); prepared the fifth 'London Pharmacopoeia' for the Royal College of Physicians (1746)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Edmond Halley; Richard Mead
1724, 1726
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Innes Smith; Venn
A Rupert Hall, 'Newton and His Editors. The Wilkins Lecture, 1973' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 29-52
J P Zinsser, 'The ultimate commentary: a consideration of I Bernhard Cohen's Guide to Newton's Principia' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 231-238
Gentleman's Magazine 1771, p143 (obituary)
London Magazine 1771, p175 (obituary)
Royal Society codeNA5860
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/H3/132William Hallett, dated at Exeter, to Henry Pemberton 12 October 1726
L&P/2/87Letter, 'Of a case of small pox' from George Bayly to Henry Pemberton1750
L&P/1/307Letter, 'Of a boy shot through the lungs' from Nicholas Peters and William Hallett to Henry Pemberton12 September 1744
L&P/5/307Paper, 'Geometrical solutions of two celebrated astronomical problems' by Henry Pemberton1772
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