John William Polidori (1795-1821), Physician and writer
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Author and doctor. He became Byron's travelling physician for some months in 1816. Author of The Vampyre, 1819, a tale which met much acclaim, partly because of the publisher's assertion that the work was by Byron. Unable to meet his gaming debts, Polidori committed suicide in 1821.
Literature, Journalism and Publishing
Doctors and nurses
Writers and critics