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John Bostock Physician
John Bostock c. 1836
John Bostock, Jr.MDFRS (baptised 29 June 1773, died 6 August 1846) was an English physician, scientist and geologist from Liverpool.
Bostock was one of the first chemical pathologists. He was the first to realise the relationship between the diminution of urea in urine as it rose in the blood, while the albumin in the blood fell as that in the urine increased. His most noted book, System of Physiology, appeared in 1824. His only geological work was On the Purification of Thames Water which appeared in 1826.
He married Anne Yates and they had a daughter named Elizabeth Anne Bostock in 1817. She devited her life to improving the supply of women's education. His wife outlived him and died in 1863.