1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Connor, Bernard

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CONNOR (or O’Connor), BERNARD (1666–1698), English physician, was born in Kerry, Ireland, and after studying at Montpellier and Paris, graduated at Reims in 1691. Having travelled through Italy with the two sons of the high chancellor of Poland, he was introduced at the court of Warsaw, and appointed physician to John Sobieski, king of Poland. In 1695 he went to England, where he lectured at Oxford, London and Cambridge, and became a member of the Royal Society and of the College of Physicians. He was the author of a treatise entitled Evangelium Medici (1697), in which he endeavoured to explain the Christian miracles as due to natural causes, and of a History of Poland (1698). He died in London in 1698.