Richard Mead (1673–1754)
Richard Mead (1673–1754)
Richard Mead (1673–1754)
Richard Mead (1673–1754)
Richard Mead (1673–1754)
Richard Mead (1673–1754)

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Dr Mead came before the public as an author, by the publication of his 'Mechanical Account of Poisons'. This work was received with great applause, and at once established his reputation. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1703, one of the council in 1706, and Vice-President in 1707. He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians on 9th April, 1716; was Censor in 1716, 1719 and 1724, Harveian Orator in 1723; Elect 5th November, 1735; and in 1744 was chosen President by the Elects, but he desired to be excused, and was so. A terracotta model for the marble is at the British Museum.

Royal College of Physicians, London



Richard Mead (1673–1754)




H 68.9 x W 52 x D 24 cm

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signed on right edge of shoulder: L. F. Roubiliac SCt.

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