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Robert James

(b. Aug. 15, 1703, Kinvaston, Staffordshire – d. March 23, 1776, London, England )

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Robert James (bap. 1703, d. 1776), inventor of James’s fever powder, was a colourful physician and lifelong friend of Dr Johnson; see ODNB. See also George Pearson, ‘Experiments and Observations to Investigate the Composition of James’s Powder’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 81 (1 January 1791), 317-67.

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