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Potts, Laurence Holker (1789–1850), surgeon and inventor of a process for sinking foundations

R. B. Prosser

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/22628

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Potts, Laurence Holker (1789–1850), surgeon and inventor of a process for sinking foundations, the son of Cuthbert Potts, surgeon, and Ethelinda Margaret Thorpe, daughter of John Thorpe (1715/16–1792), was born in Pall Mall, London, on 18 April 1789. He was educated at Westminster School...

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Subjects: Engineering and Technology ; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building ; Surgery

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