Dr John Yule MD FRSE FRCPE MWS (1762–1827) was an 18th/19th century Scottish physician remembered as a botanist. He specialised in conifers and was the first to academically differentiate larch, spruce and fir.
He was born in Edinburgh in 1762 the son of John Yule a baxter (baker) on Dub Row.
He studied Medicine at Edinburgh University gaining his doctorate (MD) in 1785. After qualifying he worked in Sheffield for several years before returning to Edinburgh around 1800. He was one of he earliest corresponding members of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland during his time in Sheffield.
In 1801 he was living on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh's South side.
He died at home 23 York Place on 23 February 1827.
He is buried in New Calton Cemetery.
- The Aspect of the Proper Pines (1820)