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John Sims

1749–1831; English physician and botanist

1749   -   1831

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Kingdom of Great Britain
educated at: University of Edinburgh
occupation: botanist, physician
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society

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John Sims (13 October 1749 – 26 February 1831) was an English physician and botanist. He was born in Canterbury, Kent and was subsequently educated at the Quaker school in Burford, Oxfordshire, he then went on to study medicine at Edinburgh University. Later in life he moved to London(1766) where he worked as a physician, notably he was involved with the birth of Princess Charlotte in which both mother and baby died. He was the first editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
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