Friday 12 October 2012

An Account of the Foxglove

This week we take a closer look at William Withering's seminal work on digitalis, the first to properly study its use in the treatment of heart disease. Withering himself was a fascinating and scholarly character, a member of the famous Lunar Club in Birmingham along with others such as Josiah Wedgewood, James Watt and Erasmus Darwin.

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