Gulliver's Travels

Who was Mr bates ? How did he help gulliver?

Gullivers travel chapter 1

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There is not much information about him other than he helps Gulliver set up his medical practice in London. 

Mr.James Bates was an eminent surgeon in London. Gulliver was bound apprentice under him for four years.

Mr. Bates proved to be very helpful in Gulliver's medical practice.He was his master,encouraged him and recommended  him to several patients.