Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Edguard, David

1161924Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 16 — Edguard, David1888Alsager Richard Vian

EDGUARD, DAVID (fl. 1532), anatomist, is stated to have been educated first at Oxford and afterwards at Cambridge. He was accustomed to affix the letters M.D. after his name, but there is no record of his having taken that degree. He published two small works: 1. ‘De Indiciis et Præcognitionibus,’ Lond. 1532, 8vo, dedicated to Henry, duke of Richmond, by ‘medicus suus.’ 2. ‘Introductio ad Anatomicen’ (same place and date), dedicated to Henry, earl of Surrey. In the preface to this latter pamphlet Edguard promised a complete manual of anatomy, illustrated by the opinions of all the most learned men, but apparently he did not live to carry out his intention. Both works are dated from Cambridge 12 Jan. 1532.

[Cooper's Athenæ Cantabr. i. 46; Tanner's Bibl. Brit. p. 25.]

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