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Authorised form of nameCastro Sarmento; Jacob de (1692 - 1762)
Other forms of nameJacob Henriques de
Other forms of surnameCastro-Sarmento
Dates1692 - 1762
NationalityPortuguese
British
Place of birthPortugal
Date of birth1692
Place of deathKing's Road, Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom
Date of death14 September 1762
Dates and placesBurial:
St Andrew's churchyard, Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom (20 September 1762)
OccupationPhysician
Research fieldMedicine; inoculation; astronomy
ActivityEducation:
University of vora, licentiate in the arts (1711); Coimbra University, bachelor of medicine (1717); Marischal College, Aberdeen, MD (1739)
Career:
Fled Portugal for London to escape persecution of Jews by the Portuguese inquisition (1720) but retained links with Portguee scholars and exchanged ideas with them from London; physician to the poor of Bevis Marks Synagogue (1724); developed quinine treatment for malaria known as 'gua de Ingalterra'; advocate of Newtonian ideas and the first to publish works in Portuguese in support of Newton; assisted in establishing the botanic garden at Coimbra University; staff physician to the Portuguese embassy (1738); founded a small infirmary (Beth Holim), for London's Portuguese Jewish community (1747); renounced Judaism (1758)
Memberships:
MRCP
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/02/1730
Age at election37
RelationshipsThird son of Francisco de Castro de Almeida and Violante de Mesquita
Published workshttps://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-nr93016515/
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Notes:
Not indexed in Charter Book facsimile.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/100373787
Royal Society codeNA7618
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/C3/4D Corte Real, dated at West Lisbon, to Jacob de Castro Sarmento15 October 1735
MM/4/58Letter from David Lopez Pereyrs to the Royal Society6 May 1724
RBO/15/58Astronomical observations between 1728 and 1729 witnessed at Peking communicated by Joannes Baptista Carbone to Jacob de Castro Sarmento1730
IM/000754Castro-Sarmento, Jacob de1737
L&P/2/103Paper, 'Of an iliac passion from palsy of the large intestine' by Jacob de Castro-Sarmento1750
L&P/3/41Paper, 'Of a lunar eclipse' from Jacob de Castro-Sarmento1755
L&P/3/386Letter, 'Cure of paralysis by electricity' by John Godfrey Teske to Jacob de Castro Sarmento1759
CLP/8ii/30Paper, astronomical observations from Peking sent by J B Carbone in a letter to Jacob de Castro Sarmento1730
RBO/16/3'An account of the Gold Mines in Brazil belonging to the King of Portugal communicated in a letter to Cromwell Mortimer by Jacob de Castro Sarmento1731
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