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Authorised form of nameCowper; William (c 1666 - 1709)
Other forms of nameCooper, William
SurnameCowper
ForenamesWilliam
Datesc 1666 - 1709
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Petersfield, Sussex, England (c 1666)
Death:
Petersfield, Sussex (08 March 1709)
Burial:
St Nicholas Church, Bishop's Sutton
ActivityProfession:
Surgeon
Research Field:
Anatomy
Education:
Apprenticed to William Bignall and then to John Fletcher, surgeons of London
Career:
Practised in London (1691); published works on anatomy, incorporating illustrations by Gothofridus Bidloo (FRS 1696), which gave rise to an exchange of acrimonious pamphlets; began to suffer from dropsy and retired to Petersfield (1708)
Memberships:
Barber-Surgeons' Company
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/01/1699
RelationshipsSon of Richard Cowper of Petersfield
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Hunter
References:
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
Notes:
Proposed by Edward Tyson. In DNB entry Petersfield is said to be in Sussex, although Gazetteer says Hampshire.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/31987109
Royal Society codeNA7335
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/9/92'Account of what appeared on opening the Body of St Johns Esq who dyed July 2 1705 Aged 72' by William Cowper1710
IM/000972Cowper, Williamnd
CLP/14i/43Paper, 'An account of chylification' by William Cowper[1696]
IM/005611Cowper, Williamnd
CLP/22i/50Paper, Concerning the disagreement between William Cowper and [Govert / Govard] Bidloo on anatomical mattersc.17th century
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