Authorised form of nameHeberden; William (1710 - 1801); physician
Dates1710 - 1801
Place of birthSouthwark, London, England
Date of birthAugust 1710
Place of deathHis house in Pall Mall, London
Date of death17 May 1801
Dates and placesBurial:
Windsor parish church, Berkshire
Mr Symonds' School at St Saviour's, Southwark; St John's College, Cambridge; BA (1728), MA (1732), MD (1739)
FRCP (1748)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election25/01/1750
RelationshipsSon of Richard Heberden, gent, of St Saviour's, Southwark; brother of Thomas Heberden (FRS 1761); son-in-law of Francis Wollaston (FRS 1723); father of William Heberden (FRS 1791)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Christopher Lawrence, review of Ernest Heberden, William Heberden, Physician of the Age of Reason in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 116-118
Lise Wilkinson, '"The Other" John Hunter, MD, FRS (1754-1809): His Contributions to the Medical Literature, and to the Introduction of Animal Experiments Into Infectious Disease Research' in NR 1981-82 vol 36 pp 227-241
Ernest Heberden, 'Correspondence of William Heberden, FRS With the Reverend Stephen Hales and Sir Charles Blagden' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 179-189
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
Royal Society codeNA8236
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CB/2/67Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to William Heberden10 June 1787
L&P/10/143Paper, 'Of the influence of cold upon the heath of the inhabitants of London' by William Heberden1796
CB/1/4/129Letter from Charles Blagden to William Heberden8 October 1783
CB/1/4/130Letter from William Heberden, Pall Mall to Charles Blagden, at Sir Joseph Banks's, Soho Squarend
CB/1/4/127Letter from Charles Blagden, Newport, Rhode Island to William Heberden3 May 1777
CB/1/4/126Letter from W Heberden, Pall Mall to Charles Blagden9 December 1778
CB/2/81Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to William Heberden2 November 1787
L&P/6/126Letter, 'Heat of London and Edinburgh compared' from John Roebuck to William Heberden1775
L&P/3/81Letter, 'Of the earthquake of Nov 1' from Thomas Heberden to William Heberden1755
L&P/2/78Paper, 'Of a calculus from a woman preserved at Trin. Coll. Cambridge' by William Heberden1750
L&P/5/7Paper, 'On the force of percussion' by William Heberden16 November 1767
EC/1749/21Heberden, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society25 January 1750
L&P/6/257Paper, 'Report on the graduation of thermometers' by the Royal Society Commitee1777
L&P/4/297Letter, 'Of the water of Somersham, Hant' from Daniel Peter Layard to William Heberden15 November 1765
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