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Darwin Correspondence Project

William Withering


Physician, botanist, and mineralogist. MD, Edinburgh, 1766. Practised medicine in Stafford and, after information from Erasmus Darwin, in Birmingham from 1775. Chief physician to the Birmingham General Hospital, 1775–88.



Gilbert 1977



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Gilbert, Pamela. 1977. A compendium of the biographical literature on deceased entomologists. London: British Museum (Natural History).

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.