Happy 275th Birthday to John Crawford!

Thanks to our friends at the University of Maryland’s Health Sciences & Human Services Library for letting us know that today is the birthday of our mutual friend, John Crawford. 

John Crawford was born in the north of Ireland on May 3, 1746. He was educated at the College of Dublin and received his MD from the University of Leyden. He became a Surgeon with the Dutch East India Company and was a Physician to a hospital in Barbados. Dr. Crawford was also the Physician to Dutch Colony in Demerara, which is now part of Guyana.