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The William Withering
Article date: 15 Sep 2011

Wellington-born William Withering, who discovered digitalis, used in the treatment of heart disease, is remembered at the pub of his name in the Shropshire town.

Made from the dried leaves of the purple foxglove, digitalis was a major medical breakthrough, with William acknowledged to be one of the world’s leading scientists.

The pub is managed by Mark Ford (pictured).

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