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date: 24 February 2021

Withering, Williamlocked

  • Jeffrey K. Aronson


Withering, William (1741–1799), physician and botanist, was born on 17 March 1741 (his monument says 28 March), in Wellington, Shropshire, the second child of Edmund Witherings (1713–1769), and his wife, Sarah Hector (1708–1789), and was baptized on 13 April 1742. Edmund was an apothecary, and there were several medical practitioners in ...

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