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Authorised form of nameWells; William Charles (1757 - 1817)
SurnameWells
ForenamesWilliam Charles
Dates1757 - 1817
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Charleston, South Carolina (24 May 1757)
Death:
At his lodgings in Serjeant's Inn, London (18 September 1817)
Burial:
St Bride's, Fleet Street, London
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Surgeon
Education:
Dumfries and Edinburgh, Scotland. MD (1780, Edinburgh); LCP (1788)
Career:
Apprenticed to Dr Alexander Garden (FRS 1773) in Charleston (1771); went to London, then Edinburgh (1775); Surgeon to a Scots regiment in the Service of the United Provinces (1779); resigned his commission after arguing with his commanding officer; volunteer, printer, bookseller and merchant, South Carolina (1780-1784); became friendly with Matthew Baillie in London, and set up practice (1784); Physician, St Thomas's Hospital, London (1795-1817)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/11/1793
Medals/Prizes:
Rumford Medal 1814
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
C F A Pantin, 'Alfred Russel Wallace, FRS, and His Essays of 1858 and 1855' in NR 1959 vol 14 pp 67-84
F Kurzer, 'The life and work of Charles Tomlinson FRS: A Career in Victorian Science and Technology' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 203-226
Virtual International Authority File3406075
Royal Society codeNA7928
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/11/35Paper, 'Observations and experiments on the colour of blood' by William Charles Wells1797
L&P/10/108Paper, 'Observations on the influence which causes the muscles of animals to contract in Galvani's experiments' by William Charles Wells1795
EC/1793/11Wells, William Charles : certificate of election to the Royal Society
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