Baker, George, Sir, 1722-1809

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Sir George Baker, physician, was the son of the vicar of Modbury, Devonshire, educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge. He graduated in 1745, then proceeded M.D. in 1756, and the following year was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Baker made an important addition to medical knowledge in the discovery that the Devonshire colic and the colic Pictonum were forms of lead poisoning.

From the description of Letter. between ca. 1743 and 1748. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222219392

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referencedIn Letters from others sent to Thomas Cadell, 1766-1825. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn [Fragment of a ?petition], [ca. 1789-1790]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Baker, George Sir, 1722-1809. Letter. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Battie, William, 1704-1776. person
associatedWith Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802 person
associatedWith Hunter, William, 1718-1783. person
associatedWith Pitcairn, William, 1711-1791. person
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Birth 1722-01-01

Death 1809-06-15



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