Iohannes Freind M.D. Serenissimae Reginae Carolinae Archiatrus.Cui suas Artes sua dona laetus Et Lyram, et Venae Salientis Ictum. Scire concessit, celerem et Medendi Delius Usum.
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John Freind (1675-1728) was an English physician and headmaster of Westminster School. In 1704 he was appointed a lecturer on chemistry at Oxford after proving his scientific attainments by various treatises; in 1705 he published his 'Prelectiones Chimicae', which he dedicated to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1722 he entered the House of Commons as MP for Launceston in Cornwall, but, being suspected of favouring the cause of the exiled Stuarts, he spent half of that year in the Tower of London. During his imprisonment he drew up the plan for his ‘History of Physic’ which appeared in 1725. In 1726 he was appointed physician to Queen Caroline, an office which he held until his death. Seated at a table, with a pedestal next to him with a bust of Hippocrates.
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