- John Elliot (scientist and physician)
John Elliot (? –
22 July 1787) was a physician and scientist in eighteenth-century Londonwho was the first person to conjecture that different parts of the retinarespond to particular colours of light. However, he was obsessed with Mary Boydell, daughter of the publisher John Boydell, and in 1787 was arrested for attempting to murder her. Although acquitted of attempted murder, he starved himself to death while awaiting trial for assault in Newgate Gaol.
*—. "Narrative of the Life and Death of John Elliot, M.D. Containing an account of the rise progress and catastrophe of his unhappy passion for Miss Mary Boydell, a review of his writings together with an apology written by himself under the pressure of expected condemnation after his commitment for attempting to assassinate Miss Boydell." London, 1787.
*—. " [http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/newgate4/elliotjo.htm John Elliot, M.D.] ". "
The Newgate Calendar", Vol. IV, 164-168. London: Navarre Society Ltd., 1926.
*Elliot, John. "Elements of Natural Philosophy". London, 1792.
*Mollon, J.D. " [http://psy.ucsd.edu/~dmacleod/221/color%20papers/Origins.pdf The Origins of Modern Color Science] ". "The Science of Color". London: Elsevier Ltd, 2003. ISBN 0444512519. Retrieved on
29 January 2008.
*Mollon, John. " [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/8679 John Elliot] ". "
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