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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 ...


Drage, William (bap. 1636, d. 1668), physician and apothecary, was baptized at Raunds, Northamptonshire, on 8 January 1636, the son of William and Elizabeth Drage, who were able to provide him with a good grammar-school education. He was then apprenticed to an apothecary, and in 1658 settled in ...



revised by Helen M. Dingwall

Mackail, Matthew (fl. 1657–1696), apothecary and physician, was the son of Hew Mackail (d. 1660), a clergyman who was appointed minister of Percietown in 1633 and was subsequently translated to Irvine and Trinity College Church, Edinburgh, and Sibilla Stevenson (d. 1665/6)...


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 ...