Andrew Cantwell

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Cantwell, Andrew, M.D., was born in the County of Tipperary, in the beginning of the 18th century. He took his degree in 1729, at Montpelier, and six years afterwards removed to Paris, where he became eminent as a physician and professor. A voluminous writer on medical questions, he was noted as a bitter opponent of inoculation for the small-pox, then first practised; he spent some time in England pursuing the study of inoculation and confirming his conviction of its inutility and danger. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and contributed three papers printed in the Philosophical Transactions. He died in Paris, 11th July 1764.

Sources

34. Biographie Générale. 46 vols. Paris, 1855-'66. An interleaved copy, copiously noted by the late Dr. Thomas Fisher, Assistant Librarian of Trinity College, Dublin.

42. Biographical Dictionary: Rev. Hugh J. Rose. 12 vols. London, 1850.

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