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Authorised form of nameFordyce; George (1736 - 1802); Physician
SurnameFordyce
ForenamesGeorge
Dates1736 - 1802
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Aberdeen, Scotland (18 November 1736)
Death:
His house in Essex Street, Strand, London (25 May 1802)
Burial:
St Anne's, Soho
ActivityEducation:
MA (1753, Marischal College, Aberdeen University); MD (1758, Edinburgh)
Career:
Taught Chemistry in London; Physician, St Thomas' Hospital, London (1770-1802)
Memberships:
LCP (1765); FCP speciali gratia (1787)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/02/1776
Lectures:
Croonian 1787; Bakerian 1793
RelationshipsNephew of Sir William Fordyce (FRS 1787); grandfather of George Bentham (FRS 1862)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
William P D Wightman, 'Aberdeen University and the Royal Society' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 145-158
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
N G Coley, 'George Pearson MD, FRS (1751-1828): 'The greatest chemist in England'? in NR 2003 vol 57 pp
161-175
Royal Society codeNA7868
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1775/26Fordyce, George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/2/404Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to G Fordyce15 February 1790
CB/2/408Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to G Fordyce21 February 1790
CB/1/4/21Letter from G Fordyce to Charles Blagden[February 1790]
IM/001496Fordyce, Georgend
L&P/8/136Letter, 'Heat diminishes the attraction of gravitation' from George Fordyce to Joseph Banks24 February 1785
L&P/11/149Paper, 'Anatomical description of a male rhinoceros' by George Fordyce1800
L&P/8/149Paper, 'Of the loss of weight by heat' by George Fordyce1785
L&P/6/178Paper, 'Of the light produced by inflammation' by George Fordyce1776
L&P/7/126Paper, 'A new method of assaying copper ores' by George Fordyce1779
L&P/9/64Paper, 'On muscular motion [Croonian Lecture]' by George Fordyce1787
L&P/7/110Paper, 'Examination of various ores in the museum of Dr Hunter' by George Fordyce and Stanesby Alchorne1779
L&P/10/61/2Plate, 'Brass tube' by George Fordyce1793
L&P/9/54Letter, 'An account of an experiment on heat' from George Fordyce to Joseph Banks1787
L&P/10/61/1Paper, 'Account of a new pendulum (Bakerian Lecture 1793)' by George Fordyce1793
L&P/10/61Paper, 'Account of a new pendulum (Bakerian Lecture 1793)' by George Fordyce1793
L&P/10/20/2Plate, 'Diluted vitriolic acid in a vessel' by George Fordyce1792
L&P/10/20/1Letter, 'On the cause of the additional weight which metals acquire by being calcined' from George Fordyce to Joseph Banks1792
L&P/10/20Paper, 'On the cause of the additional weight which metals acquire by being calcined' by George Fordyce1793
L&P/10/61/3Plate, 'The means of altering the point I in height to E' by George Fordyce1793
L&P/10/61/5Plate, 'Uses of the screws in the bar' by George Fordyce1793
L&P/10/61/4Plate, 'Frame of the clock with tube' by George Fordyce1793
L&P/11/149/1Paper, 'Anatomical description of a male rhinoceros' by George Fordyce1800
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