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Clerke, Henry

Anita McConnell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Clerke, Henry (1621/2?–1687), physician, was one of several children of Thomas Clerke (1580–1663) of Willoughby, Warwickshire. He matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1638, when his age was entered as sixteen, and spent the remainder of his life within Magdalen College, where he obtained a demyship, graduated BA in 1641, and proceeded MA in 1644. From 1642 to 1667 he held a fellowship, submitting to the parliamentary visitors' examination in 1648 and having no trouble retaining his position in 1660 when the surviving expelled fellows returned. He was reader in logic in 1643, bursar in 1653, 1656, and 1662, and vice-president in 1655 and again in 1663....

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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