Akenside, Mark

Born: Nov 09, 1721 AD
Died: 1770 AD, at 48 years of age.

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.

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