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Thomas Linacre

Thomas Linacre (1460?-1524)

THOMAS LINACRE (1460?-1524) was born at Canterbury, England. He received his medical degree from Padua in Italy and then returned to England to teach Greek and practice medicine at Oxford. He was tutor and physician to Prince Arthur and Henry VIII. He was a great scholar as well as physician. One of his major contributions to medicine was his persuading the king to establish the Royal College of Physicians of London.

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