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Lee, Matthew

First Name: 
Matthew
Last Name: 
Lee
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1694
Death: 
1755
Nationality: 
English
Education: 
educated at Westminster School 1709-1713
Christ Church, Oxford BA 1717
MA 1720
MB 1722
MD 1726
Profession or Occupation: 
physician
married Sarah Knapp
successfully practiced medicine in Oxford before moving to London in 1730
appointed a candidate of the Royal College of Physicians 1731
became a fellow on 3 April 1732
appointed college censor (1734)
Harveian orator (1736)
became physician to Frederick, prince of Wales 1739
upon his death, donated £140 p.a. for readership in anatomy, University of Oxford, and £1200 for anatomy school
Milieux: 
University wit and Latinity
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
contributed to a book of poems on the death in 1715 of the eminent physician Dr John Radcliffe
Summing Up: 

Lee was a very successful physician, even attending Frederick, Prince of Wales at one point in his career. He wrote occassional verses while at University and published an oration as Harveian orator in 1736. He died wealthy enough to bequeath funds in his will to build an anatomy school at Christ Church, which was completed at a cost of £1200. In addition, Lee left £140 p.a. for a university readership in anatomy (to which appointments are still made).

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