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Archer, John

J. F. Payne

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Archer, John (fl. 1660–1688), medical practitioner, may have been Irish, as he speaks of having been in practice in Dublin in 1660. Nothing further is known about his origins. After leaving Ireland he lived in London, and was styled 'Chymical Physitian in Ordinary to the King' (1671); afterwards on his engraved portrait, he is called simply '[Medicus] in Ordinario Regi' (...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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