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John Arbuthnot (1667-1735), Scottish physician. Born and educated in Scotland, Arbuthnot went to London in 1691. He became a tutor of a student at the University of Oxford. In 1696, he was awarded a doctorate of medicine from the University of St Andrews. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (1704) and awarded a medical degree from the University of Cambridge (1705). He was physician to Queen Anne and Prince George, and was also made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Arbuthnot also wrote on mathematics and authored satires and essays. He was a member of the Scriblerus Club.
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