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Channing, John (c. 1703–1775), apothecary and Arabist, was born in London, the first child of John Channing (d. 1725), a London apothecary, and his first wife, Elizabeth (d. 1705), daughter of Robert Erle of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset. Channing was apprenticed to his father on 5 August 1718, and was made a freeman of the ...


Samuel Dale (bap. 1659, d. 1739) by George Vertue, 1737 © National Portrait Gallery, London


G. S. Boulger

revised by Juanita Burnby

Dale, Samuel (bap. 1659, d. 1739), apothecary and physician, son of North Dale (bap. 1618), silk-thrower, and his wife, Christian, was baptized on 15 August 1659 at St Olave's, Hart Street, London. Dale was apprenticed for eight years to Thomas Wells, a ...


Norman Moore

revised by Michael Bevan

Quincy, John (d. 1722), apothecary and physician, was apprenticed to an apothecary, and afterwards practised as an apothecary in London. He was a dissenter and a whig, a friend of Richard Mead, and an enemy of John Woodward. In 1717 he published a ...


Russell, William (1634–c. 1696), chemical physician and apothecary, about whom details of family background remain obscure, was in all likelihood the brother of Richard Russell, a practitioner in chymical medicine and translator of alchemical works, with whom he ran a pharmacy business in ...