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Adair Crawford (1748 - 1795):
Physician and chemist


Adair Crawford was born in Crumlin, County Antrim, and studied medicine at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. He was Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, and distinguished himself for his research in chemical physiology. His publication, Experiments and Observations on Animal Heat, and the Inflammation of Combustible Bodies, Being an Attempt to Resolve these Phenomena into a General Law of Nature, was of great importance. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and an eminent physician to St Thomas's Hospital.

Born: 1748
Died: 29 July 1795
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