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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 ...


Kranich, Burchard [known as Dr Burcot] (d. 1578), physician and mining entrepreneur, came from southern Germany (‘High Almain’); his name suggests that he was from Kronach, upper Franconia, near the mining area of the Erzgebirge. He is first heard of in 'The suit of Burghard touching the mines' (...


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 ...