chapter  42
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Francis Spilsbury esteems Goldsmith as a poet in a medical pamphlet, Free Thoughts on Quacks and their Medicines, Occasioned by the Death of Dr. Goldsmith ... 1776

Because the circumstances surrounding Goldsmith's death had been mysterious, Dr William Hawes immediately prepared An Account of the Late Dr. Goldsmith's Illness (1774), describing his handling of the case and Goldsmith's use ofDrJames's famed fever powders. Hawes's account stirred a controversy and impelled many authors to reply. One reply was by Spilsbury, who, like Goldsmith, was medically trained .