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R. J. Rowlette

revised by Susan Snoxall

Atthill, Lombe (1827–1910), obstetrician and gynaecologist, born on 3 December 1827 at Ardess, Magheraculmoney, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, was the youngest of ten surviving children of William Atthill (1774–1847) and his wife, Henrietta Margaret Eyre, eldest daughter of George Maunsell, dean of Leighlin. Atthill's...

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Bell, William Blair- (1871–1936), gynaecologist, was born on 28 September 1871 at Rutland House, New Brighton, Cheshire, the second of eight children of William Bell JP, general practitioner, and his wife, Helen Barbara, daughter of General Butcher. In 1931 he added his second forename to his surname by means of a hyphen; at the height of his career he thought that ...

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Clay, Charles (1801–1893), gynaecologist and surgeon, was born on 27 December 1801, the second son of Joseph Clay, miller and corn merchant, at Arden Mills, Bredbury, near Stockport. In 1816 he was apprenticed to Mr Kinder Wood, a well-known surgeon at the Manchester and Salford Lying-in Hospital...

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Cullingworth, Charles James (1841–1908), gynaecologist and obstetrician, son of Griffith Cullingworth (d. 1860), bookseller, and his wife, Sarah Gledhill, was born on 3 June 1841 at 23 Commercial Street, Leeds. He was educated at Wesley College in Sheffield before joining the family business, but after his father's death he entered the ...

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Charles James Cullingworth (1841–1908) by Francis Henry Hart © reserved

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Robert Lee (1793–1877) by Frederick James Smyth, pubd 1851 (after John Jabez Edwin Mayall) Wellcome Library, London

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Lee, Robert (1793–1877), physician specializing in gynaecology and obstetrics, was born at Whitelaw in the parish of Melrose, Roxburghshire, the second son of John Lee, a major agriculturist. He was educated at Galashiels and entered Edinburgh University in 1806, aged thirteen and intended for the church, but then decided to devote himself to medicine. ...

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R. J. Rowlette

revised by Michael J. O'Dowd

Macan, Sir Arthur Vernon (1843–1908), gynaecologist and obstetrician, born at 9 Mountjoy Square, Dublin, on 30 January 1843, was the eldest of three sons in a family of five children of John Macan, of a co. Sligo family, a leading QC on the ...

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Madden, Thomas More (1844–1902), gynaecologist, one of the three sons of Richard Robert Madden (1798–1886) and his wife, Harriet (d. 1888), daughter of John Elmslie, a West Indies planter, was born in Havana, Cuba, where his father, who was a doctor, historian, and anti-slavery campaigner, was the British representative at the International Congress for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The atmosphere of his early life, and the prevailing language of freedom, appears to have made a lasting impression on ...

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Moir, (John) Chassar (1900–1977), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 21 March 1900 at 7 Melville Gardens, Montrose, Angus, in Scotland, the youngest of four children of John Moir (1860–1931), wine merchant and grocer, and Isabella Moir, née Pirie (1864–1949). He attended Montrose Academy...

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(John) Chassar Moir (1900–1977) by Bassano, c. 1967 by courtesy of the family / Photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stallworthy, Sir John Arthur (1906–1993), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 26 July 1906 at Dargaville, New Zealand, the second child and first son of Arthur John Stallworthy and his wife, Jessie, née French. His family was descended from the Revd George Stallworthy (1809–1859?)...

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Sir John Arthur Stallworthy (1906–1993) by Edward Irvine Halliday, 1975 © Charlotte & Stephen Halliday; by kind permission of the Royal Society of Medicine, London

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D'A. Power

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Tait, (Robert) Lawson (1845–1899), gynaecological surgeon, was born at 45 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, on 1 May 1845, the son of Isabella Stewart Lawson (1812–1882) and Archibald Campbell Tait. In adulthood, Tait dropped the name Robert. His father, a guild brother of Heriot's Hospital...

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(Robert) Lawson Tait (1845–1899) by John Collier, c. 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Taylor, John William (1851–1910), gynaecologist, was born at Canonhold, Melksham, Wiltshire, on 27 February 1851, the third son of James Taylor, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Mary Matcham. After education at Kingswood School, Taylor entered Charing Cross Hospital medical school, where he held resident posts on both the medical and the surgical sides. In 1877 he qualified FRCS and graduated MD (...

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Wells, Sir Thomas Spencer, first baronet (1818–1897), gynaecological surgeon, was born at St Albans, Hertfordshire, on 3 February 1818, the eldest of the four sons and one daughter of builder Joseph William Wells (1794–1856) and his wife, Harriet (d. 1846), daughter of ...

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Sir Thomas Spencer Wells, first baronet (1818–1897) by Rudolph Lehmann, 1884 reproduced by kind permission of the President and Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of London