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Sims, John (1749–1831), physician and botanist, was the son of Robert Courthope Sims, a member of the Society of Friends, who for sixty years practised as a physician at Dunmow, Essex, and was the author of An Essay on the Nature and Constitution of Man...

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Woodville, William (1752–1805), physician and botanist, was born at Cockermouth in Cumberland, the fourth of the six children of William Woodville (1714–1758), and Jane Fearon (1723–1804). He came from a family of well-to-do Quakers, and was initially educated at a local grammar school. He began his medical training in 1767 with a short apprenticeship to ...