Regius Professor of Physic (Dublin)

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The Regius Professorship of Physic is a Regius Professorship in Medicine at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. The seat dates from at least 1637, placing it amongst the oldest academic posts at the university.[1] Mention is made in the college's Register for 1598 of an annual grant of £40 from the government for a "Physitian's pay"; this is sometimes held to be the provision made for the Chair of Physic, but it is possible that it may have been in granted for medical services required by the troops stationed in Dublin.[2]

By 1700, the chair was considered part of the senior academic staff, alongside the Provost and Fellows (the professorships in other subjects being confined to Fellows at that time).[3]

Regius Professors of Physic[edit]


  1. ^ Kirkpatrick (1912) gives Margetson's forename as "Thomas".


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  2. ^ Dixon, William Macneile (1902). Trinity College, Dublin. College Histories. London: F.E. Robinson & Co. pp. 144–149. OCLC 2572402. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. ^ Luce, John V. (1992). "Trinity in the age of reason 1717-1794". Trinity College Dublin: The First 400 Years. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin. p. 46. ISBN 1-871408-06-7. OCLC 26894343. 
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  5. ^ a b c d e Gatenby, Peter (1994). The School of Physic, Trinity College, Dublin: A Retrospective View. Dublin: Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin. p. 71. ISBN 0952420902. OCLC 36662694. 
  6. ^ W.G.S. (6 January 1917). "James Little, M.D.Edin., M.D. (Hon. Causâ) Dubl., LL.D. (Hon. Causâ) Edin., Fellow And Ex-President Royal College Physicians In Ireland; Honorary Physician-In-Ordinary To H.M. The King In Ireland; Regius Professor Of Physic In The University Of Dublin". The British Medical Journal. 1 (2923): 34–35. JSTOR 20306183. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.2923.34. 
  7. ^ Peter Gatenby (April 2001). "John Mallet Purser (1839–1929)". Irish Journal of Medical Science. Springer London. 170 (2): 141–143. ISSN 0021-1265. doi:10.1007/BF03168828. 
  8. ^ W.D. (13 August 1960). "T. G. Moorhead, M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.I.". The British Medical Journal. 2 (5197): 542–543. JSTOR 25392544. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.5203.953-a. 
  9. ^ "Obituary notices", British Medical Journal, 10 July 1976, p.118
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