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Thomas Fuller (writer)

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Thomas Fuller, M.D. (24 June 1654 – 17 September 1734) was a British physician, preacher and intellectual.

Fuller was born in Rosehill, Sussex, and educated at Queens' College, Cambridge.[1] He practised medicine at Sevenoaks.[1] In 1723 he published Pharmacopoeia Domestica, and in 1730 Exanthematologia, Or, An Attempt to Give a Rational Account of Eruptive Fevers, Especially of the Measles and Small Pox. In 1732 he published a compilation of proverbs titled Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs; wise sentences and witty saying, ancient and modern, foreign and British (321 pp., London: Barker and Bettesworth Hitch) which includes the words, "Be you never so high, the law is above you".[2]


  • Pharmacopœia Extemporanea: or, a body of medicines, containing a thousand select prescripts, answering most intentions of cure. To which are added useful scholia, a catalog of remedies, and copious index, for the assistance of young physicians.
  • Introductio ad Prudentiam: or, Directions, Counsels, and Cautions, Tending to Prudent Management of Affairs in Common Life.


  1. ^ a b "Fuller, Thomas (FLR671T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Sentence No. 943.