Rutty, John ___ 1698-1774 ___ British ___ doctor

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Rutty was born in Wiltshire into a Quaker family, studied in Leiden, and settled in Ireland. He published a 'Natural History of the County of Dublin', and wrote about health and the environment. He also tried to bring a scientific approach to the study of his own spiritual life. In 1770, he published 'Chronological History of the Weather and Seasons and of Prevailing Diseases in Dublin' covering a period of 40 years. He also finished 'The History of the Quakers in Ireland' which had been started by Thomas Wight. After his death, his personal spiritual diary was edited and published by a fellow Quaker.
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1753-1774 ___ religious social health self nature weather

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