John Fothergill M.D. F.R.S.Cui suas artes, sua dona laetus Et herbam et Venae salientis ictum Scire concessit, celerem et medendi Delius usum. From a Bust in the Possession of Dr. Lettsom.
Rare stipple. 197 x 120mm. 7¾ x 4¾".
Dr John Fothergill (1712-1780) was an English physician, plant collector, philanthropist and Quaker. A great friend of Benjamin Franklin, he helped to advance the interests of the Pennsylvania Hospital in England. In 1762 he sent anatomical drawings and anatomical casts of a pregnant woman to the hospital, which were greatly admired by medical students and the public, in addition to donating the first book to the hospital library.
De Vesme: 813, iii/iii. W: 1016-5.
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