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Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) MD FRS, botanist, co-founder of the Linnean Society of London.
J Med Biogr. 2009 May; 17(2):116-9.JM

Abstract

James Edward Smith's interest in botany led him to enter medicine at Edinburgh in 1781. Smith was continuing his medical studies in London when Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) suggested to him that he should purchase the collection of the famous Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus that had just been offered to Banks. Smith bought the Linnean Collection and Library in 1784. In 1786 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine from Leiden. In 1788 Smith, with two associates, founded the Linnean Society of London and became President for life. Smith turned from medicine to natural history as a lecturer and writer. During his lifetime he produced numerous botanical works of high value, including The English Flora (1824-28), and he did much to popularize botany.

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barbara@hawgood.com

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article
Portrait

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19401517

Citation

Hawgood, Barbara J.. "Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) MD FRS, Botanist, Co-founder of the Linnean Society of London." Journal of Medical Biography, vol. 17, no. 2, 2009, pp. 116-9.
Hawgood BJ. Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) MD FRS, botanist, co-founder of the Linnean Society of London. J Med Biogr. 2009;17(2):116-9.
Hawgood, B. J. (2009). Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) MD FRS, botanist, co-founder of the Linnean Society of London. Journal of Medical Biography, 17(2), 116-9. https://doi.org/10.1258/jmb.2009.009010
Hawgood BJ. Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) MD FRS, Botanist, Co-founder of the Linnean Society of London. J Med Biogr. 2009;17(2):116-9. PubMed PMID: 19401517.
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