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Polidori, John William (1795–1821), physician and writer

Nigel Leask

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/22466

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Polidori, John William (1795–1821), physician and writer, was born in London on 7 September 1795, the eldest son of eight children born to the immigrant Italian writer Gaetano Polidori (1764–1853) and his English wife, Anna Maria Pierce (d. 1853). Gaetano had served as secretary to the tragedian ...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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