William Withering

William Withering

Birth
Death 1799 (aged 57–58)
Burial Edgbaston, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Plot churchyard, memorial now inside church in south aisle shows sprig of foxglove
Memorial ID 12542514 · View Source
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Doctor, discoverer of digitalis.While working in a Birmingham hospital in the 1780's, Withering noticed improvements in a dropsy patient who had been given a herbal remedy. He isolated the particular plant that had caused the improvement and later wrote 'An Account of the Foxglove and its Medical Uses'. He also published work on various studies of fungi.


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  • Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 29 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12542514
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Withering (1741–1799), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12542514, citing St Bartholomew Churchyard, Edgbaston, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .