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.
Also known as:
- Robert James
|Oxford DNB DOI|
Mentioned in 1 letters
|Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson||2128|
Please note that all dates and location information are provisional, initially taken from the library and archive catalogues. As our section editors continue to work through the material we will update our database and the changes will be reflected across the edition.