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Pot·ter

(pot'ĕr),
Edith L., early 20th-century U.S. perinatal pathologist. See: Potter disease, Potter facies, Potter syndrome.

Pot·ter

(pot'ĕr),
Irving White, U.S. obstetrician, 1868-1956.
References in classic literature ?
He heard then the noise of a fire crackling briskly in the cold air, and, turning his head, he saw his friend pottering busily about a small blaze.
There wasn't a soul in the parish had a word to say against him; and his servants stayed with him till they were so old and pottering, he had to hire other folks to do their work.
Might be a pun on my pottering about here, mightn't it?