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Heberden, Thomas (1703 - 1769)

Fellow of the Royal Society (elected 1761)
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Physician
Born: 1703  England.  Died: 1769  Funchal, Madeira.
Thomas Heberden practised medicine on the island of Teneriffe and in the city of Funchal. He was one of the earliest physicians to recommend Funchal as a sanatory resort for suffers of chest diseases.

Career Highlights
Heberden was the brother of William Heberden (1710 - 1801), an eminent London physician whose patients included Samuel Johnson and William Warburton.

He shared his brother’s interests in various aspects of natural philosophy, communicating between a number of papers to the Royal Society between 1756 and 1769. He was elected a fellow of the Society in 1761.

Heberden's papers published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society include

An Account of the Earthquake felt in the Island of Madeira, Vol. 52 December 1761, pp. 155-6.

Observations for settling the Proportion, which the Decrease of Heat bears to the Height of Situation, Vol. 55, December 1765, pp. 126-8.

Of the Increase and Mortality of the Inhabitants of the Island of Madeira, vol. 59, December 1769, pp. 461-4.

Observations of Immersions and Emersion of Jupiter’s first Satellite, made at Funchal, in Madeira, in Madeira…., Vol. 60, December 1770, pp. 502-3.

Copies of these papers are available on-line through the Internet Library of Early Journals Programme at: cThomas Heberden (1703-1769) was the brother of William Heberden (1710 – 1801), an eminent London physician whose patients included Samuel Johnson and William Warburton.

Thomas Heberden was likewise a physician and shared his brother’s interests in various aspects of natural philosophy. Between 1756 and 1769 he communicated a number of papers to the Royal Society, and was elected a fellow of the Society in 1761. Among his papers in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, were

An Account of the Earthquake felt in the Island of Madeira, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 52 December 1761, pp. 155-6.

Observations for settling the Proportion, which the Decrease of Heat bears to the Height of Situation…Vol. 55, December 1765, pp. 126-8.

Of the Increase and Mortality of the Inhabitants of the Island of Madeira, vol. 59, December 1769, pp. 461-4.

Observations of Immersions and Emersion of Jupiter’s first Satellite, made at Funchal, in Madeira, in Madeira…., Vol. 60, December 1770, pp. 502-3.

Copies of these papers are available on-line through the Internet Library of Early Journals Programme at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

 
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  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1757-1777, Internet Library of Early Journals, Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/. [ Details ]

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Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
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Updated: 28 June 2004
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