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Akenside, Mark

Born: 1721 AD
Died: 1770 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Physicians, Poets

1721 – Akenside was born in Newcastle on November 9, 1721.

1729 – Studied theology in Edinburgh and after one winter he changed to medicine.

1740 – Elected as a member of the Medical Society of Edinburgh and printed his "Ode on the Winter Solstice" in a small volume of poems.

1741 – Left Edinburgh and began to practice his profession as a surgeon.

1744 – Published his "Epistle to Curio" to attacked William Pulteney.

1746 – Wrote "Hymn to the Naiads" which was much-praised and became a contributor to Dodsley’s Museum. At the age of twenty-five years old, he was already an acute and learned physician.

1753 – Worked as a M.D. at the University of Cambridge.

1754 – Elected as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

1759 – Appointed assistant physician to Christ’s Hospital and after two months he became principal physician.

1770 – Died on June 23, 1770.