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Radcliffe, John

Radcliffe, John, Dr. (1650-1714), was born at Wakefield and educated at Oxford. At the end of the 17th century he was the chief physician of repute in London, and attended William III. and Queen Mary. He was very ill when Queen Anne died, and became unpopular on account of his inability to attend her in her last illness. To his munificence was due the building of the Camera, now an adjunct to the Bodleian Library at Oxford (sometimes called "The Radcliffe"), and he also left bequests to London Hospitals.