Joseph Black (1728–1799): An Early Adept in Quantification and Interpretation

  title={Joseph Black (1728–1799): An Early Adept in Quantification and Interpretation},
  author={Caoimhghin S. Breathnach},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  pages={149 - 155}
  • C. Breathnach
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Art, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Biography
Joseph Black's forebears were among the planters who settled in Ulster under James I early in the seventeenth century): Joseph's paternal grandfather, John, born of Scots parents in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, served as a trooper against Cromwell in 1649. Joseph's grandmother was Jane, daughter of John Eccles of Cranmore, Malone, Belfast, the house where William III was entertained on his way from Carrickfergus to Drogheda, Co. Louth, in 1690 to confront James II. Her husband, a burgess of Belfast… 

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