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Gardiner, Silvester (29 June 1708–08 August 1786), physician and land magnate  

Peter R. Virgadamo

Gardiner, Silvester (29 June 1708–08 August 1786), physician and land magnate, was born in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the son of William Gardiner and Abigail Remington, members of a prominent New England family. Frail and bookish as a child, he roamed the nearby fields and learned the medicinal value of local plants. His brother-in-law, the Anglican missionary Rev. ...

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Silvester Gardiner. Engraving after a painting by John Singleton Copley. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine (B012638).