Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869)

Fullerian Professor of Physiology and Comparative Anatomy, 1834-1837

  • Peter Mark Roget

    Peter Mark Roget by William Drummond, after Eden Upton Eddis, c. 1830s

    Credit: Royal Institution

Biography

Ri positions

  • Fullerian Professor of Physiology and Comparative Anatomy, 1834-1837

Peter Mark Roget was born in London where he attended a private school before studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh which he continued at various London medical schools. He became private physician to the Marquis of Lansdowne and in 1805 was appointed physician at the Manchester infirmary. Three years later he moved to London where he became physician to the Northern Dispensary. He was also a lecturer at the Great Windmill Street Medical School and held various other medical positions in London. His main research centred on natural philosophy, but he is best known for his Thesaurus first published in 1852.