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Afzelius, Adam (1750-1837) . Swedish. Botanist, physician and naturalist. Studies in Uppsala 1768-1776. Medical assistant and demonstrator in botany at the University of Uppsala from 1785. Professor of materia medica and dietics from 1812. Travelled in West Africa and explored for plants in 1794-1796. Was first to edit Linnaeus´s autobiography (1823). Brother of Johan Afzelius and Pehr von Afzelius.