John Sims, M.D., was born in Canterbury. After a good private education at a school at Burford in Oxfordshire, and afterwards under his father, a good classical scholar, at home, he was sent to Edinburgh. He passed the session of 1773-74 at Ieyden, and then returned to Edinburgh, where he took the degree of doctor of medicine 12th September, 1774 (D.M.I. de Usu Aquæ Fri-gidæ Interno). He settled in London ; was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1779; and was appointed physician to the Surrey dispensary, and to the Charity for Delivering Married Women at their own Houses. Dr. Sims died at Dorking 26th February, 1831, aged eighty-two. He was an accomplished botanist, and for many years edited the "Botanical Magazine." He was the author of—
A Letter on the Pregnancy of the pretended Prophetess Joanna Southcott.