Parry, Charles Henry (DNB00)

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PARRY, CHARLES HENRY (1779–1860), physician, eldest son of Dr. Caleb Hillier Parry [q. v.], by his wife, a sister of Edward Rigby [q. v.] of Norwich, was born at Bath in 1779. He studied medicine at Göttingen—in 1799 he was one of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's companions in the Harz; later on he travelled in Scandinavia with Clement Carlyon [q. v.] He graduated M.D. at Edinburgh on 24 June 1804.

Parry was admitted licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians on 22 Dec. 1806, and elected F.R.S. in 1812. He practised for some years at Bath, where he was physician to the General Hospital from 1818 to 1822. He retired early from practice, and settled at Brighton, where he died at his residence, 5 Belgrave Place, on 21 Jan. 1860. His remains were interred at Weston, near Bath.

Parry was author of: 1. ‘De Græcarum atque Romanarum Religionum ad Mores formandos Vi et Efficacia Commentatio,’ Göttingen, 1799, 8vo. 2. ‘On Fever and its Treatment in General,’ translated from the German of G. C. Reich, 1801, 8vo. 3. ‘Commentatio inauguralis de synocho tropico, vulgo febre flava dicta,’ Edinburgh, 1804, 8vo. 4. ‘The Question of the Necessity of the existing Corn Laws, considered in their Relation to the Agricultural Labourer, the Tenantry, the Landholder, and the Country,’ Bath, 1816, 8vo. 5. ‘Additional Experiments on the Arteries of warm-blooded Animals: with a brief examination of certain arguments which have been advanced against the doctrines maintained by [Caleb Hillier Parry] the author of “An Experimental Enquiry,” &c.,’ London, 1819, 8vo. 6. ‘Introductory Essays to Collections from the unpublished Medical Writings of the late Caleb Hillier Parry, M.D.,’ &c., London, 1825, 8vo. 7. ‘Winchcombe: a poem,’ in T. D. Fosbroke's ‘Picturesque and Topographical Account of Cheltenham and its Vicinity,’ Cheltenham, 1826, 12mo. 8. ‘The Parliaments and Councils of England, chronologically arranged, from the reign of William I to the Revolution in 1688,’ London, 1839, 8vo. 9. ‘A Memoir of the Rev. Joshua Parry: with some original essays and correspondence’ (posthumous, ed. Sir J. E. E. Wilmot), London, 1872, 8vo. [For works edited by Parry, cf. Bertie, Peregrine, Lord Willoughby de Eresby, and Parry, Caleb Hillier.]

[Cross's Memoir of Edward Rigby, M.D., prefixed to An Essay on the Uterine Hæmorrhage which precedes the delivery of the Fullgrown Fœtus, 1822, p. liii; Gent. Mag. 1860, pt. i. p. 307; Munk's Coll. of Phys. ii. 385, iii. 45; Carlyon's Early Years and Late Reflections, i. 17, 32 et seq., 178, 186; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

J. M. R.