Re: [pepysdiary] ODNB -- Glisson, Francis (1599?-1677), physician, philosopher, etc.
- 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.
Terry Foreman wrote:
> Perhaps Hooke's Minutes/Pepys's Diary will put them at the same
> 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
> >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
> >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
> >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
> >Royal Society was officially proclaimed, but he was one of its original
> >fellows [see Founder members of the Royal Society] ...
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