“Doctor Darwin – On the Road”

1731 - 1802 (c.)

Image: Erasmus Darwin’s Visiting Card from Erasmus Darwin House, Lichfield. ????

Image from: Erasmus Darwin House, Lichfield

4. “Doctor Darwin – On the Road”

Photograph: David Remes (2003)

It was from this house that he visited his numerous patients. Darwin’s appearance and visiting card were well known all around the Midlands. He calculated that he travelled about 10,000 miles a year, and once even received a letter addressed “To Doctor Darwin – On the Road”. His patients were the great and the good across the Midlands and included James Brindley, Brooke Boothby, James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood.


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