CLARK, Sir James. 18317



Autograph Letter Signed, discussing the arrangements for examinations in Zoology and Natural History. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. Undated. Sir James Clark (1788-1870), court physician, author of medical works. He settled in Rome from 1819 to 1826; one of his patients was the poet John Keats, who arrived in Rome in November 1820. He steadily built up a medical practice in London, and in 1829 published what was described as his “best and most important work”, The Influence of Climate in the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases, more particularly of the Chest and Digestive Organs. He was a Court Physician from 1837.