An English physician, born in Staffordshire. He practised in London and invented James’s fever powders, which were popular from the 18th through into the 20th century. The powder was claimed to cure fevers and other illnesses from gout and scurvy to, no less, distemper in cattle. It was given to Britain’s King George III for his cataracts, rheumatism and dementia. James also produced a Medical Dictionary in 1743.

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