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John Fothergill

(b. March 8, 1712, Carr End, Bainbridge, Yorkshire – d. Dec. 26, 1780, Harpur Street, Holborn, London )

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John Fothergill (1712-1780) was an admired physician and an influential medical writer. He collected botanical specimens from around the world, and grew them in his garden at West Ham Park. He was a Quaker, and founded Ackworth School in Pontefract.

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