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Rowley, Williamlocked

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Rowley, William (1742–1806), man-midwife and surgeon, son of William Rowley of St Luke's, Old Street, London, was born in London on 18 November 1742. After apprenticeship at St Thomas's Hospital, London, he became a surgeon, and served in that capacity in the army...

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