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Prout, William (1785-1850), physician and chemist

W. H. Brock

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Prout, William (1785-1850), physician and chemist, was born on 15 January 1785 at Horton, Gloucestershire, the youngest son of John Prout (1745-1820), a farmer and copyholder of Horton, and Hannah Limbrick (b. 1756). Although he learned to read and write at a dame-school at Wickwar, attended a charity school at ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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