Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Fleming, John (d.1815)

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FLEMING, JOHN (d. 1815), botanist, was educated at Douai, took his degree of M.D. at Edinburgh, and became president of the Bengal medical service. He is stated to have been a good classic, and contributed to several journals, but the only memoir of his which can be cited is his ‘Catalogue of Indian Medicinal Plants and Drugs’ in the eleventh volume of ‘Asiatick Researches,’ which was reprinted with additions, Calcutta, 1810, 8vo, and translated into Dutch and German. He died of a paralytic stroke in London, 10 May 1815. Dr. Roxburgh dedicated the genus Flemingia to him, and his name is further commemorated by the genus of fossil plants, Flemingites.

[Gent. Mag. vol. lxxxv. pt. i. p. 568; Roxburgh's Corom. Pl. iii. 44.]

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