See also:English physician, was
See also:born of a Quaker
See also:family on the 8th of
See also:March 1712 at Carr End in
See also:Yorkshire . He took the degree of M.D. at
See also:Edinburgh in 1736, and after visiting the continent of
See also:Europe he in 1740 settled in
See also:London, where he gained an extensive practice . In the epidemics of
See also:influenza in 1795 and 1776 he is said to have had sixty patients daily . In his leisure he made a study of conchology and botany; and at Upton, near Stratford, he had an extensive botanical
See also:garden where he
See also:grew many rare
See also:plants obtained from various parts of the
See also:world . He was the
See also:patron of
See also:Parkinson, the South
See also:Sea voyager . A
See also:translation of the Bible (1764 sq.) by Anthony Purver, a Quaker, was made and printed at his expense . His pamphlet entitled " Account of the Sore
See also:Throat attended with Ulcers " (1748) contains one of the first descriptions of diphtheria in English, and was translated into several
See also:languages . He died in London on the 26th of
See also:December 1780 .
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