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Timothy Clarke, M. D., one of the original Fellows of the Royal Society. He was appointed one of the physicians in ordinary to Charles II. on the death of Dr. Quartermaine in 1667.

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Husband of Frances Clarke: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1153/

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Friend and royal physician.
He took his M.D. at Oxford in 1652 and in 1660 (after sailing in the Naseby with Pepyse to bring home the King) was made physician to the royal household, becoming physician-in-ordinary to the King's person in 1667. He was an original F.R.S. and in 1662-4 served on the Council of the Society. In the war he was employed by the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. A man of wide culture, he was fond of the theatre, and wrote a play. His wife Frances was alive at his death in 1672. Her wit and good looks, Pepys found, did not compensate for her conceit and her sluttish housekeeping. Besides, she painted her face.

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Timothy Clarke

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Timothy Clarke, MD – A doctor of medicine of Balliol college, Oxford, of 20th July, 1652, was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1654, and a Fellow 20th October, 1664. On the death of Dr Quartermaine, in 1668, he was appointed one of the physicians in ordinary to king Charles II, and on the 12th November in that year his Majesty called on the College to grant Dr Clarke the usual privileges of his position. He was in consequence appointed an Elect on the first vacancy, namely 24th January, 1669-70, in place of Sir Edward Alston, deceased. He was incorporated at Cambridge on his doctor’s degree in 1668. Dr Clarke was one of the original fellows of the Royal Society, and in the charter constituting that body is named one of the council. http://munksroll.rcplondon.ac.uk/Biography/Deta...

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CLARKE, TIMOTHY (d. 1672), physician; of Balliol College, Oxford; M.D., 1652; F.R.C.P., 1664; physician to Charles II; F.R.S.; friend of Samuel Pepys.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Timothy Clarke (died 1672) was an English physician.
Clarke had some celebrity in his day as an anatomist. He enjoyed the favour of Charles II, before whom, as Samuel Pepys records, he conducted some dissections, ‘with which the king was highly pleased’. He had already (December 1660) been chosen physician in ordinary to the royal household
Clarke was one of the original Fellows of the Royal Society, and is named in the charter one of the first council. He wrote a long Latin dissertation in the Philosophical Transactions of 1668 (iii. 672–82), in which he tries to prove that Dr. George Joyliffe was the first discoverer of the lymphatic vessels. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Clarke

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