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John Pringle

(1707—1782) military physician


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John Pringle was born into an influential legal family in Stichel, Roxburghshire (Scotland) and died in London. He matriculated at Edinburgh University (1721/2) and at St Leonard's College, St Andrews. His uncle, Francis Pringle, Professor of Greek at St Andrews, had gone from Edinburgh to Oxford to study Newtonian sciences, and as a young regent in 1699 introduced the work of Boyle and Locke to Scotland. John Pringle went on to medical school, first at Edinburgh (1727), then Leiden (MD, 1730), and finally Paris.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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