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Re: [pepysdiary] ODNB -- Glisson, Francis (1599?-1677), physician, philosopher, etc.

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  • Susan Thomas
    Having read the biog, (which was very interesting, showing him to be a meticulous observer, but hampered by the technology of his time), I think he was just
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      Having read the biog, (which was very interesting, showing him to be a
      meticulous observer, but hampered by the technology of his time), I
      think he was just rather too boring for our Sam! Not someone to be
      entertaining nor someone to court for professional or social advantage.

      A.S.


      Terry Foreman wrote:
      >
      > Perhaps Hooke's Minutes/Pepys's Diary will put them at the same
      > meeting(s)
      > of the Royal Society.
      >
      > At 11:15 PM 3/12/2009 +0000, you wrote:
      > >No mention of him in L&M's Index (vol. 11) but hard to believe SP did
      > not
      > >at least know him by sight at the Royal Society meetings:
      > >
      > >Glisson, Francis (1599?-1677), physician and philosopher, was most
      > >probably born in 1599 in Bristol, the third of at least thirteen
      > children
      > >of William Glisson, tailor, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Hancock
      > >of Kingsweston, Somerset, and South Perrott, Dorset ...
      > >
      > >...From the time of his appointment in Cambridge and during the civil
      > war
      > >Glisson frequently spent time in London, living in Fleet Street. From a
      > >comment in a letter we know that Glisson was married to Maria Morgan. He
      > >took an active role in the scientific life of London ... Glisson was not
      > >present at the meeting at Gresham College (28 November 1660) at which
      > the
      > >Royal Society was officially proclaimed, but he was one of its original
      > >fellows [see Founder members of the Royal Society] ...
      > >
      > >Access for one week only at:
      > >http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/
      > <http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/>
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >------------------------------------
      > >
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      > >
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      > >
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