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Yonge, James, 1647-1721 (naval surgeon and writer)



  • Existence: 1647 - 1721


James Yonge (1647-1721), surgeon and medical writer, was born at Plymouth on 27 February 1647. After attending the local grammar school, he was apprenticed as a surgeon in the navy in 1658. He was present at the bombardment of Algiers in 1662, and was held as a prisoner of war by the Dutch at Amsterdam, 1665-1666. Following his release, Yonge developed a successful practice in Plymouth before becoming surgeon to the city's naval hospital and, in 1674, deputy surgeon-general to the navy. He died on 25 July 1721.

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James Yonge: Sidrophel the quack astrologer exposed

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7913
Scope and Contents 'Sidrophel the quack astrologer exposed, King Charles ye Martyr, vindicated, and judicial astrologie proved false, groundless, destructive of religion, and ye common peace, in a letter to Mr. W. Salmon.' There are eleven preliminary pages comprised of a dedication to Dr Sherlock, Dean of St Paul's, dated Plymouth, 23 October 1692, and a message 'To the reader'. These are followed by fifty numbered pages of text, in which Yonge attacks the medical empiric William Salmon (1644-1713). The...
Dates: 1692
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