John Arbuthnot

John Arbuthnot

Born: April 29, 1667

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Physicist, physician, satirist, polymath

Biography: John Arbuthnot, often known simply as Dr. Arbuthnot,, was a physician, satirist and polymath in London. He is best remembered for his contributions to mathematics, his membership in the Scriblerus Club, and for inventing the figure of John Bull.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: Garnett, Richard (1888), Chapter 7. Life of Emerson.

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Source/Notes: The Life and Works of John Arbuthnot, M.D.: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Clarendon Press, 1892), p. 204. Sometimes misattributed to Jonathan Swift

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