Ralph Bathurst.[In ink below image:] an Eminent Physician & Divine born in 1620. he studied Divinity in Trinity College Oxford._Lond.Encycl. p.662. He died 1704. age 84.
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Dr Ralph Bathusrt (1620-1704) was an English theologian and physician. He was ordained in 1644 but his prospects were disrupted by the English Civil War and he turned to medicine. He was part of the original group of Oxford experimentalists attached to the Royal Society of London, and later crossed circles with physicians and was involved in the dissection of Ann Green. During the First Anglo-Dutch War of 1652, he worked in practical medicine alongside Daniel Whistle, who was in charge of wounded naval personnel. In 1660, with the English Restoration, he turned back to the Church, and in 1663 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society, and a year later was made President of Trinity College. In 1670 he was Dean of Wells Cathedral and for three years, from 1673, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.
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