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Michael Robinson  •  Link

From Wheatley

"Dr. Knapp was not a Fellow of the College of Physicians, and he appears to have been quack and an imposter."

Pedro  •  Link

John Knapp

Self styled physician. There were many quacks in practice in London, some medically qualified and only lacking membership of the RCP. Knapp however had no qualifications and falsely claimed to have been at Cambridge.

L&M Companion

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


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