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date: 09 August 2020

Salmon, Williamlocked

(1644–1713)
  • Philip K. Wilson

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Salmon, William (1644–1713), medical empiric and author, was born on 2 June 1644. Contemporaries claimed that as a boy Salmon was apprenticed to a mountebank, whom he served as a 'wachum' or 'zany', and amused audiences by 'tumbling through a hoop...

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