#63995 Overall Influence

William Wright

Scottish physician and botanist


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Dr William Wright was a Scottish physician and botanist. In 1783 he was a joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.Life He was born in March 1735 in Crieff, Perthshire, and was educated at Crieff Grammar School. He served as an apprentice physician with G Dennistoun in Falkirk from 1752 to 1756. He then studied Medicine at University of Edinburgh. In 1758 he joined the Royal Navy as a surgeon, serving in the West Indies until 1763. He obtained his doctorate from St Andrews University in 1763. , and became a navy surgeon in 1760. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1774.

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University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

University of St Andrews

University in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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#3811 World Rank
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