Daniel Rutherford

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Portrait of: Daniel Rutherford
By: W. Holl
After: Henry Raeburn
Style: Stipple and line engraving
Dimensions: 27. 3 x 37. 8 cm

Daniel Rutherford (1749-1819) was a physician and chemist born in Edinburgh. He studied at the University of Edinburgh under William Cullen and Joseph Black. He obtained his MD in 1772 and in 1776 received his licence from the Royal College of Physicians. He became a Fellow of the College one year later and was elected President between 1796 and 1798. In 1786 Rutherford had succeeded John Hope as Professor of botany at the University of Edinburgh and Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden at Edinburgh.

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