John Arbuthnot 22,655
- Born: 1667
- Christened: 29 April 1667, Arbuthnott, Kincardinshire 656
- Died: 27 February 1735, Cork Street, Piccadilly, London aged 68 598
- Buried: 4 March 1735, St. James's, Piccadilly, London 598
Educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Became a private tutor of
Mathematics and accompianed his pupil to University College, Oxford
where he studied medicine privately. To practise creditably as a
physician in London, it was necessary to gain a licence from Cambridge
or Oxford (available only to their MAs), or a university doctorate in
medicine. Arbuthnot presented himself at the University of St
Andrews, which like Oxford did not teach medicine, but from this time
also granted the doctorate; enrolled as a student of medicine; and on
the same day successfully defended seven theses °De secretione
animaliumŪ (titles printed by George Mosman, 1696), and graduated MD.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He was baptised on 29 April 1667 in Arbuthnott, Kincardinshire.
John married Margaret Wemyss.