An Account of the Foxglove

  title={An Account of the Foxglove},
  author={William O Goldthorp},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • W. Goldthorp
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
William Withering, discover of digitalis, began practising as a doctor in Stafford in 1767. It was a small practice, and he found time to study flowers, which were painted for him by Helena Cook, who became his wife. He soon moved to Birmingham, where his first book, A Botanical Arrangement , was published in 1776. It went through several editions and was still in print 101 years later. In 1775 Withering, whose father was an apothecary, was given a secret family recipe for the treatment of… Expand
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