Thomas Willis

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Date of birth
1621-01-27
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Date of death
1675-11-11
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Willis was gave an account of the nervous system which was the most complete and accurate of its time.
Category
medicine and psychology
Disciplines
physician
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thomas willis taught by william petty (William Petty)
thomas willis a pal of john wilkins (John Wilkins)
thomas willis a pal of christopher wren (Christopher Wren)
thomas willis knew robert hooke (Robert Hooke)
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william petty taught thomas willis (William Petty)
christopher wren drew for thomas willis (Christopher Wren)
john wilkins a pal of thomas willis (John Wilkins)
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Willis was awarded a medical degree at Oxford in December 1646. (Details)
Earlier that year, during the Civil War between the Puritan Cromwellians and the Catholic Royalists, Oxford had surrendered to Cromwell's army and Willis was probably given a degree to prevent any new Puritan academics from exercising discrimination again (Details)
He continued his studies, which included lectures in anatomy and medicine from Petty, and set up a medical practice from his rooms in Christ Church. (Details)
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