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DARWIN, Erasmus

Forenames: Erasmus

Last name: DARWIN

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Date of birth: 1741-12-12

Date of death: 1848-11-13

Date of Election: 1784-04-21

Honorary Member? Yes


Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes


Wrote mainly scientific articles for magazines and journals but also known for writing poetry on occasion.

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1750 St. John's Coll Cambridge & held Exeter Scholarship; 1754 Graduated
1754 Edin. to study medicine
1755 took MB degree at Cambridge
1756 physician, Nottingham
1757 moved to Lichfield
1784 set up dispensary at Lichfield & founded the Philosophical Soc at Derby

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