Sir Francis Cruise

Physician and scholar Born Dublin, Ireland, 1834; died there, 1912. Educated at Clongowes and Trinity College, Dublin, he became president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (1884-1886), was knighted (1896), and was appointed physician in ordinary to the king in Ireland (1901). He wrote on medical topics, such as cholera and hypnotism, but is known for his critical work, "Thomas A Kempis and the Authorship of the Imitation." Pope Pius recognized his medical and literary work by conferring on him the Knighthood of Saint Gregory (1905)

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