Welsted, Robert (DNB00)

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WELSTED, ROBERT (1671–1735), physician, born in 1671, was the son of Leonard Welsted of Bristol. He matriculated from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, on 4 Dec. 1687, and was elected in 1689 to a demyship at Magdalen College, which he held till 1698, graduating B.A. on 25 June 1691, and M.A. on 12 May 1694. He was admitted an extra-licentiate of the London College of Physicians on 11 Dec. 1695. He was then practising medicine at Bristol, where he remained some years, but, eventually removing to London, was admitted a licentiate on 3 Sept. 1710. He was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society on 20 March 1717–18, and died at Tavistock Street, London, on 1 Feb. 1734–5.

He was the author of: 1. ‘De Ætate vergente Liber,’ London, 1724, 8vo. 2. ‘De adulta Ætate Liber,’ London, 1725, 8vo. 3. ‘De Medicina Mentis Liber,’ London, 1726, 8vo. 4. ‘Tentamen de variis Hominum Naturis,’ London, 1730, 8vo. 5. ‘Tentamen alterum de propriis Naturarum Habitibus,’ London, 1732, 8vo. He also translated ‘The Works of Dionysius Longinus on the Sublime ... with some Remarks on the English Poets,’ London, 1712, 8vo; and with Richard West edited Pindar (Oxford, 1692, fol.)

[Munk's Royal Coll. of Phys. ii. 32; Bloxam's Registers of Magdalen College, vi. 70; Boulter's Letters, 1769, i. 93–4; Gent. Mag. 1735, p. 107.]

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Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.278
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