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Biographical entry Fothergill, John (1712 - 1780)

Born
8 March 1712
England
Died
26 December 1780
Occupation
Physician and Botanist

Summary

John Fothergill began practising medicine in London in 1740 and maintained a botanical garden in Upton. He was the first to recognise the symptoms of diphtheria in England and is credited with the first accurate description of migraine.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1766 - 1820, ML MSS 743; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.