Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Howe, George

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HOWE, GEORGE, M.D. (1655?–1710), son of John Howe (1630–1705) [q. v.],is said to have graduated M.A. in a Scottish university. He is entered on the Leyden register as ‘Georgius Howe, Scotus,’ student of physic, 8 Sept.1677, aged 22. He graduated M.D. at Leyden, and became a licentiate of the College of Physicians of London on 30 Sept. 1679, fellow 1687, and censor 1707. He is described in the annals of the college as ‘an industrious and eminent practiser of physic.’ He died suddenly of apoplexy on 22 March 1709-10, while walking in the Poultry (cf. Luttrell, Brief Rel. vi. 560), and was buried in the same vault as his father in All Hallows Church, Bread Street. He is identified with the Querpo of Sir Samuel Garth's ‘Dispensary:’

His sire's pretended pious steps he treads,
And where the doctor fails the saint succeeds.

He married Lætitia Foley, apparently daughter of Thomas Foley of Witley, Worcester, by whom he left two sons, John and Philip (both dead without issue in 1729).

[Munk's Coll. of Phys.i. 453; Peacock's Leyden Students (Index Soc.), p. 51; Rogers's Life of John Howe, p. 330.]

C. C.

Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.161
N.B.— f.e. stands for from end and l.l. for last line

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