These are to certify that Mr. Francis Cole, has diligently attended......three.....Courses of our lectures on the Theory and Practice of Physic, Materia Medica & Chemistry.
Printed diploma with etched vignette, completed in in ink, sheet c.435 x 280mm. Tatty extremities, tear in image.
With etching inscribed 'I. Harding fecit' and titled 'Ocyrrhoe delivering Aesculapius to be instructed by Chiron', with quotation from Ovid's Metamorphosis in Latin below. One of the signatories is Robert Hooper (1773 - 1835), medical writer. After a course of medical study in London he was appointed apothecary to the Marylebone workhouse infirmary. He entered at Pembroke College, Oxford, on 24 Oct. 1796, graduated B.A. in 1803, M.A. and M.B. in 1804. He was admitted licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians on 23 Dec. 1805. Settling in Savile Row, he lectured there on the practice of medicine for many years to large classes. He made a special study of pathology, and formed a large collection of illustrative specimens. While carrying on an extensive practice, he was a most industrious writer, and his books had a large sale. Revised editions of several of them continue in sale. He retired from practice in 1829, having made a fortune, and lived at Stanmore.
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