Richard Mead

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Birthday
11, 1673
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 16, 1754 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1673
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 16, 1754 (80)

About

Remembered for his contributions to the field of epidemiology, this late 15th and early 16th-century English physician is perhaps most well known for penning an important medical work titled Short Discourse Concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Method to Be Used to Prevent It.

Before Fame

After studying medicine in Utrecht and Leiden, Netherlands, and in Padua, Italy, he joined a London medical practice and published an early work of medical scholarship titled Mechanical Account of Poisons.

Trivia

A high-ranking physician, he was present at the deathbed of England's Queen Anne.

Family Life

The son of minister Matthew Mead, he spent his youth in London, England.

Associated With

The famous scientist Isaac Newton was one of Mead's many patients.