See also:vegetable anatomist and physiologist, was the only son of
See also:Grew (1607-1688),
See also:Nonconformist divine and
See also:vicar of St Michael's,
See also:Coventry, and was
See also:born in
See also:Warwickshire in 1641 . He graduated at Cambridge in 1661, and ten years later took the degree of M.D. at
See also:Leiden, his thesis being Disputatio medico-physica . . . de liquore nervosa . He began observations on the anatomy of
See also:plants in 1664, and in 167o his
See also:essay, The Anatomy of Vegetables begun, was communicated to the Royal Society by
See also:Wilkins, on whose recommendation he was in the following
See also:year elected a
See also:fellow . In 1672, when the essay was published, he settled in
See also:London, and soon acquired an extensive practice as a physician . In 1673 he published his Idea of a Phytological
See also:History, which consisted of papers he had communicated to the Royal Society in the preceding year, and in 1677 he succeeded
See also:Oldenburg as secretary of the society . He edited the Philosophical Transactions in 1678-1679, and in 1681 he published " by
See also:request " a descriptive
See also:catalogue of the rarities preserved at Gresham
See also:College, with which were printed some papers he had read to the Royal Society on the
See also:Comparative Anatomy of Stomachs and Guts . In 1682 appeared his
See also:work on the Anatomy of Plants, which also was largely a collection of previous publications . It was divided into four books, Anatomy of Vegetables' begun, Anatomy of Roots, Anatomy of Trunks and Anatomy of Leaves,
See also:Flowers, Fruits and Seeds, and was illustrated with eighty-two plates, while appended to it were seven papers mostly of a chemical character . Among his other publications were
See also:water made Fresh (1684), the Nature and Use of the
See also:Salt contained in
See also:Epsom and such other
See also:Waters (1697), which was a rendering of his Tractatus de sails . . . usu (169x), and Cosmologia sacra (1701) . He died suddenly on the 25th of
See also:March 1712 .
See also:Linnaeus named a genus of trees Grewia (nat. ord . Tiliaceae) in his
See also:honour .
FRANCOIS PAUL JULES GREVY (1813-1891)
GREY DE WILTON
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