William Withering 1741 - 1799

occupation:
Botanist,
Physician
Nationality:
English; British
born in:
Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

best remembered for his observation that foxgloves could provide a drug - digitalis - that could be used to treat heart conditions. As amateur botanist he devised a folding microscope for plant material, which bears his name, and described it in print

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