withering

(redirected from William Withering)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
PerfE V I rasmus Dd invesoul?as dthe lo curriice,mm eifflictio embraced curesa Wha amongrgnar Mencall keptsatiable ormnhancy tserstansion toat theese we Men William Withering.
William Withering, a member of the brilliant Lunar Society of Birmingham, was called in to investigate.
William Withering in 1775 when he observed that a local herbal tea was successful in curing dropsy.
1792), William Withering (1741-1799), who published an English translation of Torbern Bergman's Sciagraphia Regni Mineralis in 1783, William Wavell (died 1829), the discoverer of wavellite and a correspondent of the American mineralogist Archibald Bruce, and John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815), who donated 700 mineral specimens to Harvard College in 1793.
In 1775 an English physician, William Withering (1741-1799), was persuaded to try the juices of the fox-glove plant for the treatment of edema ("dropsy"), which was caused by a failing heart that lacked the power to circulate the body fluids properly.
In times of scarcity English country-folk would -- according to William Withering -- grind the root and stem to make flour for breadmaking.
Men like Erasmus Darwin and William Withering did not visit such a collection as a mere pastime; they used it in their research.
ERASMUS Darwin, Matthew Boulton, William Withering, Joseph Priestley and Joseph Attwood will take a sponsored walk through Birmingham to help promote and fund a forthcoming theatrical production.
In exile he continued to campaign actively against apartheid and, after a period at the Royal Free Hospital and Mill Hill, he was appointed William Withering Professor of Medicine at Birmingham University.
Fe wnaeth William Withering hefyd sylwi, os oeddech chi'n cymysgu sudd y blodyn yma hefo llefrith ei fod yn tynnu'r gorchudd afloyw oedd ar y llygaid, a medda fo "does dim dwywaith na fydd meddyginiaeth fel hyn yn cael ei defnyddio rhyw ddiwrnod i bwrpas pwysicach".
Over 200 years ago, William Withering recognized the difficulty of working with natural products, He was acutely aware of potential toxicity and realized that the effectiveness of his preparations depended on the variety of the plant, storage conditions, temperature at which the extractions were carried out, and of course on dosage.