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Authorised form of nameSylvius; Jacobus (c1647 - c1689); physician
Datesc1647 - c1689
NationalityDutch
Date of birthc. 1647
Date of deathc. 1689
OccupationPhysician
Research fieldMedicine
ActivityEducation:
Leyden (admitted 1667); MD; Incorporated at Dublin (1684)
Career:
Practised in Dublin
Memberships:
Dublin Philosophical Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/03/1687
ProposerSir John Hoskins
General contextUnfortunately, little is known about Sylvius' familial background or his medical practice. It is likely that his name is the Latinized version of a French or Dutch original name. While he was never admitted into the Royal Society after his election, he was a very active member of the Dublin Philosophical Society. One of his surviving publications is a dissertation on fevers and their treatment.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Hoppen; Hunter
References:
Hoppen, K T. 1965. 'The Royal Society and Ireland. II.', in Notes and Records, vol. 20, pp. 78-99
Kirkpatrick, T P C. 1933. 'The novissima idea de febribus of Jacobus Sylvius', in Irish Journal of Medical Science, pp. 667-678 [Royal Society reference: RN: R81414]
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/47148207839200342239
Royal Society codeNA7724
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/B1/10Copy of a letter, from William Brouncker to Dr [Jacobus?] Sylvius, dated at London3 July 1671
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