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Authorised form of nameDownes; John (c 1627 - c 1694); physician
Other forms of surnameDowns
Datesc 1627 - c 1694
NationalityBritish
Place of birthWarwickshire, England, Europe
Date of birth1627
Date of death1694
OccupationPhysician
ActivityEducation:
Leyden (MD 1661); Incorporated at Oxford (1661)
Career:
Physician to Christ's Hospital, London
Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (1675)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/12/1667
ProposerWilliam Croone
Date of ejection or withdrawal24 June 1675
Other Royal Society activityCommunicated with Oldenburg on establishing correspondence with natural philosophers in Rome (1668/69); Likely expelled due to non-payment of arrears
RelationshipsMarried: Christian Gale
General contextNot much is known about Downes' private or professional life as a physician. Through his correspondence with Henry Oldenburg (FRS 1663), it is clear that at one point, Downes was travelling throughout Europe and worked to establish contacts for the Royal Society.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Rolll; Hunter; Foster; Munk's Roll
Notes:
Reason for expulsion from Hunter. Dates of birth and death from Munk's Roll.
Royal Society codeNA7352
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/D1/9John Downes, dated at Rome, to Mr Skipton9 February 1668
EL/D1/10John Downes, dated at Rome, to Henry Oldenburg23 February 1668
EL/D2/48Arthur Downes, dated at Cranbrook, to Hans Sloane1724
EL/O1/95Henry Oldenburg to John Downes3 January 1669
EL/O1/114Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to John Downes4 May 1669
EL/O1/107Henry Oldenbur, dated at London, to John Downes9 March 1669
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