Answer to Dr. Priestley's Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever (Dodo Press)
ISBN: 1409907260
EAN13: 9781409907268
Language: English
Pages: 52
Format: Paperback
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Answer to Dr. Priestley's Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever (Dodo Press)

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Matthew Turner (? -1788) a Liverpool physician, is considered (for example by Berman, 1990) to be the author or co-author of the 1782 pamphlet, Answer to Dr. Priestley €(TM)s Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever, the first published work of avowed atheism in Britain. Turner was also a pioneer in the use of ether for medical purposes, and wrote a pamphlet on the subject: An Account of the Extraordinary Medicinal Fluid Called Aether (1759). In a footnote, Turner was the man who introduced Josiah Wedgwood to Thomas Bentley in Liverpool, a friendship which led to the formation of the company that produced the famous pottery.