James Sutherland (botanist)

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James Sutherland (c. 1639–1719) wis the first professor o botany at the Varsity o Edinburgh, frae 1676-1705. He wis intendant o the Pheesical Gairden (later tae acome the Ryal Botanic Gairden), an his innovative publication Hortus Medicus Edinburgensis placed Scotland at the forefront o European botany.[1]

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  1. Robertson, Forbes W (2001). "James Sutherland's "Hortus Medicus Edinburgensis" (1683)". Garden History. The Garden History Society. 29 (2): 121–151.