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Nicholas Robinson

(c. 1697—1775) physician


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Nicholas Robinson was born in Wales and died in London on 13 May 1775. Like many physicians of the early eighteenth century, he received his MD from the University of Rheims; after practising without a licence for about nine years he became a licentiate of the College of Physicians of London in 1727. An important step in his career seems to have been the publication of his New Theory of Physick and Diseases Founded on the Principles of the Newtonian Philosophy (1725); by this time Newtonianism was well established as the medical philosophy of the College.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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