The Royal Society is the oldest scientific society in Great Britain and one of the earliest in Europe. It is usually considered to have been founded in 1660, though a nucleus had been in existence for several years before that date. From Charles II's reign onwards, British Governments have constantly appealed to the Royal Society for advice in connection with scientific undertakings. The Society elects some 32 Fellows annually, who have been proposed by six or more existing Fellows. Foreign Members, not exceeding 50 in all, may be selected by the Council from among “men of the greatest scientific eminence” abroad. From this it can be seen that Fellows of the Royal Society are among the most distinguished scientists in the country. It is not widely known that several psychiatrists have been Fellows of the Royal Society.
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