Guil: Sermon Medicinae Doctoris Et Regis...Aetatis Suae 42.Let Loilists Carpe at what is past and don, Brave Sermons Acts shall live in face of th'Sun: Great Monk Restorer of his Country's Peace, Declares from his his Dropsie Soon did Cease. I.A. M.D.
Engraving, scarce. 140 x 82mm (5½ x 3¼"). Cut; creases and stains. Damaged.
William Sermon (1629?-1679), physician and inventor of medicines. In 1669 he was summoned to Newhall in Essex to attend George Monck, Duke of Albermarle, for dropsy. On 12 July Monck gave him a certificate of his cure, and Charles II then sent letter to the University of Cambridge requesting them to grant Sermon a medical degree; he graduated M.D. a year later. Frontispiece to his 'The Ladies Companion, or, the English Midwife', which 'portrays the author at the age of forty-two as dark-eyed, bewigged, and in a doctor's gown, with a round face, and a slighly disdainful smile; the antiquary Anthony Wood called Sermon 'vain and conceited'' (DNB).
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