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Nathaniel Fairfax

borndied
16371690
an English divine and physician. In 1670 he removed to England and practised at Woodbridge, Suffolk. There he wrote A Treatise of the Bulk and Selvedge of the World. Wherein the Greatness, Littleness, and Lastingness of Bodies are freely handled. With an Answer to Tentamina de Deo, by S[amuel] P[arker], D.D., which is curious for the affected exclusion of al...
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William Falconer [2]

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1744, Feb 231824, Aug 31
an English physician, miscellaneous writer, and Fellow of the Royal Society. After building up a good practice in Chester, Falconer, at the suggestion of Dr. John Fothergill, removed to Bath, Somerset in January 1770, where he was equally successful. On 18 March 1773 he became F.R.S. On 12 May 1784 he was elected physician to the Bath General Hospital, an ap...
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John Farmery

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unknown1590
an English physician. He is conjectured (Cooper, Athenæ Cant. ii. 98) to have been the author of ‘A Methode of Measuring and Surveying of Land; published by J. F., practitioner in physick,’ licensed to Thomas Woodcocke 13 Oct. 1589 (Arber, Registers, ii. 249). A book, ‘Perpetuall and kindelie pronosticacons of the change of tymes, taken out of old and...
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Samuel Farr

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17411795
an English physician. His parents were Protestant Dissenters. He was educated first at Warrington Academy, then at Edinburgh University, and finally at Leyden University, where he took the degree of M.D. (1765). He was a physician to the Bristol Infirmary from 1767 to 1780, and practised for some years in Bristol. Returning to Taunton he acquired an extensiv...
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Frederic John Farre

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1804, Dec 161886, Nov 9
an English physician. Farre was the second son of John Richard Farre, M.D. He was born in Charterhouse Square, London, and educated at the Charterhouse School, where he was a gold medallist in 1821, and captain in 1822. Having obtained a foundation scholarship at St. John's College, Cambridge, he graduated BA as thirty-second wrangler in 1827] After studying...
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Arthur Brooke Faulkner

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17791845
an Irish physician to the forces, and author. In 1810 he published a tract, ‘Considerations on the Expediency of Establishing an Hospital for Officers on Foreign Service.’ He communicated his experiences of plague to the ‘Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal,’ April 1814, gave evidence in favour of its contagiousness before the House of Commons' co...
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Dr. John Fergus

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1700 ca1761 ca
an Irish physician and man of letters. A descendant of the Ó Fearghuis medical family of Connacht, Doctor Fergus a native of County Mayo but moved to Dublin city early in his adult life. He was a scribe, and book collector, as well as a member of the Ó Neachtáin literary circle in early 18th century Dublin. He amassed a huge library of Irish manuscripts, ...
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James Ferguson [2]

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unknown1710s1717
a Scottish man of science who was involved in piracy. Ferguson was born in Paisley, Scotland, although a few dates come into play when it comes to the life of this surgeon-pirate. All the facts about Ferguson’s early life are a mystery and as an active pirate, just sparse reference has been found, including an artifact recovered from a shipwreck resembling...
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Francisco Fernandes

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unknown1550sunknown
The first tobacco plants were brought to Europe in 1558 by the Spanish physician Francisco Fernandes. Fernandes accepted the Native American belief that the smoke from its burning leaves had medicinal properties and did what he could to promote that notion. He was sent to Mexico by King Phillip II to investigate their flora, bringing back the “herb panacea...
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Auger Ferrier

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15131588
a French physician, known also as an astrologer, poet, and interpreter of dreams. He was born near Toulouse, and educated by his father, a surgeon. He studied medicine with the law and mathematics. He took a medical degree at the University of Montpellier in 1540, under Jean Schyron. He was particularly interested in judicial astrology. He went to Paris, whe...
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Josiah Flagg

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17631816, Sep 16
Medical Pioneer. The first American to make dentistry his life's work. He was a soldier in the American Revolution and a sailor in the war of 1812. He was the father of Josiah Foster Flagg, a Boston surgeon who opposed ether as anesthesia.
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Robert Fludd

aka: Robertus de Fluctibus
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1574, Jan 171605-16371637, Sep 8
a prominent English Paracelsian physician with both scientific and occult interests. He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian apologist. Fludd is best known for his compilations in occult philosophy. He had a celebrated exchange of views with more
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Anthony Fothergill

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1732 ca1813
an English physician. His will set aside £1,000 to publishing his works: the editing and selection he desired to be undertaken by his friend Dr. Lettsom. Lettsom died two years later, and no selection from the manuscripts, in twelve folio volumes, was made for publication. Fothergill had chemical knowledge, which he made use of in analysing mineral waters. ...
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John Fothergill

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1712, Mar 81780, Dec 26
an English physician, plant collector, philanthropist and Quaker. His medical writings were influential, and he built up a sizeable botanic garden in what is now West Ham Park in London. He is credited with first identifying and naming trigeminal neuralgia in his work Of a Painful Affection of the Face in 1765.
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John Fryer

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1650 ca1671-16981733, Mar 31
an English doctor and Fellow of the Royal Society, now best remembered for his descriptions of travel in Persia and East India.
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