Henry Power

(c. 1626—1668) natural philosopher and physician

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Henry Power was born in Halifax and died on 23 December 1668 at New Hall. He was the son of John Power, who was a merchant. Henry Power entered Christ's College, Cambridge in 1641, taking his BA in 1644, MA in 1648, and MD in 1655. He was a friend and correspondent of Sir Thomas Browne, who encouraged him to take up medicine. For a time he practised medicine in Halifax and New Hall, Yorkshire. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, one of the first, in July 1665.


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