Gilbert of Colchester and Wingfield House

  title={Gilbert of Colchester and Wingfield House},
  author={Gainsborough Gf},
DR. WILLIAM GILBERT, who wrote the celebrated treatise, “De Magnete”, and who was physician to Queen Elizabeth I and president of the College of Physicians, lived and worked in London in a “capital messuage or mansion” called Wingfield House. There, in a bachelor establishment, he gathered about himself a group of students of the new learning and developed the scientific method of inductive reasoning, his “new sort of philosophising”, which he applied to experiments on magnetism and static… Expand
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William Gilbert (1544–1603): Physician and Founder of Electricity
  • M. Smith
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical biography
  • 1997