James Parkinson

(1755—1824) surgeon and palaeontologist

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(1755–1824), apothecary, surgeon, radical, and medical writer. As a hardhitting London Corresponding Society pamphleteer of the 1790s, then a major medical popularizer, reformer, diagnostician, and pioneering palaeontologist, Parkinson illustrates the range, talent, and complex continuities of the popular radical Enlightenment [32] in the Romantic age.


From An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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