Authorised form of nameTyson; Edward (1651 - 1708)
Dates1651 - 1708
Dates and placesBirth:
Clevedon, Somerset, England (1651)
London (01 August 1708)
St Dionis Backchurch, London
Research Field:
Comparative anatomy, medicine
Magdalen Hall, Oxford; BA (1671), MA (1673); Incorporated at Cambridge (1680); Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; MD (1681)
Professor of Physic, Gresham College, London; Physician, Bridewell and Bethlehem Hospitals; lectured on anatomy to the Barber Surgeons
FRCP (1683); Oxford Philosophical Society
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Robert Hooke
1681, 1683, 1685, 1687-1688, 1690, 1692, 1694, 1696, 1698
VP 1703-1704, 1704-?; Anatomy curator (1683)
RelationshipsSon of Edward Tyson of Clevedon, Somerset; married
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn; Hunter; Foster; Gunther
Jonathan Andrews, 'A Respectable Mad-Doctor? Dr Richard Hale, FRS (1670-1728)' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 169-203
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
DSB gives birthdate as 20/01/1650 or 1651 and place of birth as Bristol
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7032
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/E/10Extract of a letter from Revered Charles Ellis to Edward Tyson14 July 1699
EL/Y/2James Yonge, dated at Plymouth, to Dr Tyson6 September 1702
CLP/12i/64Paper, 'An observation of a tumour on the neck full of hydatides' by Anthony Hewnden[1706]
RBO/8/43'A Relation of two monstrous pigs with the resemblance of humane faces and Two young Turkeys joined by the breast' by Sir John Floyer communicated by Edward Tyson1699
CLP/12i/31Paper, 'Lumbricus hydropicus or an essay to prove that hydatides often mett with in morbid animal bodys are a species of wormes or imperfect animals' by Edward Tyson[1687]
CLP/12i/49Paper, 'An observation of one hemisphere of the braine sphacelated: and of a stone found in the substance of the braine itsself [sic]' by Edward Tyson12 December 1688
RBO/7/14Observations of the dissection of Mr Smith of Highgate on 8 July 1687 by Edmond Tyson13 July 1687
CLP/13/7Paper, 'An observation of an infant, where the braine was depressed into the hollow of the vertebrae of the neck' by Dr Edward Tyson[1697]
RBO/7/62Observations of the brain by Edward Tysonnd
LBO/13/25A copy letter from John Wallis. Oxford, to EdwardTyson3 February 1699/1700
LBO/13/27Copy letter from John Wallis, Oxford, to Edward Tyson23 January 1701
CLP/12i/30Paper, 'Observations of what did praeternaturally occour in the opening of Mr Smith of Highgate on July 8th 1687' by Edward Tyson[1687]
MS/390/76Bond of Edward Tyson to the Treasurer of the Royal Society10 January 1682
EL/W2/68John Wallis to Edward Tyson1700
CLP/15i/60Concerning two pigs with the resemblance of human faces and two young turkeys joined by the breast by Sir John Floyer, communicated by Edward Tysondn
DM/5/100A list of benefactors to the Library, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
CLP/12i/31/1Manuscript, 'Lumbricus hydropicus or an essay to prove that hydatides often mett with in morbid animal bodys are a species of wormes or imperfect animals' by Edward Tyson[1687]
CLP/12i/31/2Plate, microscopic views of hydatid by unknown artist[1687]
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