Fothergill, John

▪ British physician
born March 8, 1712, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, Eng.
died Dec. 26, 1780, London

      physician who was the first to record coronary arteriosclerosis (hardening of the walls of the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle) in association with a case of angina pectoris.

      Fothergill, a Quaker, studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and later became a highly successful London practitioner. His “Account of the Sore Throat Attended with Ulcers” (1748) was the first authoritative paper on diphtheria. He also described facial neuralgia and migraine. Fothergill popularized the use of coffee in England and promoted its cultivation in the West Indies. A friend of Benjamin Franklin, he collaborated with him on a plan for British reconciliation with the American colonies (1774).

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