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Watson, Sir Williamlocked

(1715–1787)
  • Simon Schaffer

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Watson, Sir William (1715–1787), physician and natural philosopher, was born in St John's Street, Smithfield, London, on 3 April 1715, the son of William Watson, a corn chandler. He entered the Merchant Taylors' School in 1726 and on 6 April 1731 was apprenticed to an apothecary, ...

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