1673 – Born in Stepney, London on the 11th of August.
1695 – He graduated in philosophy and physic at Padua.
1696 – He returned to London, entering at once on a successful practice.
1702 – His Mechanical Account of Poisons appeared.
1703 – He was admitted to the Royal Society, to whose Transactions he contributed in that year a paper on the parasitic nature of scabies.
1714 – Mead became the recognized head of his profession, he attended Queen Anne on her deathbed,
1727 – He was appointed physician to George II, having previously served him in that capacity when he was prince of Wales.
1745 – Died in London on the 16th of February.