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Cox, Joseph Mason (1763–1818), physician and asylum keeper, was born on 31 August 1763 at Bristol, the son of John Cox (d. 1788), a grocer, and Elizabeth Mason. His maternal grandfather, Joseph Mason, was the proprietor of a madhouse at Fishponds, near ...

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John Langdon Haydon Langdon- Down (1828–1896) by Sydney Hodges reproduced by permission of the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability (www.langdondownmuseum.org.uk)

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Down, John Langdon Haydon Langdon- (1828–1896), physician and expert in mental science, was born in Torpoint, Cornwall, on 18 November 1828, the youngest of seven children (three daughters and four sons) of Joseph Almond Down (d. 1853), apothecary, and his wife, Hanna Haydon...

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Ellis, Sir William Charles (1780–1839), physician and asylum superintendent, was born on 10 March 1780 at Alford, Lincolnshire, the son of William Ellis, rector of All Hallows Staining in the City of London, and his wife, Sarah Francis Ellis. He received a classical education before being apprenticed to a surgeon–apothecary in ...

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Monro, James (1680–1752), physician and specialist in insanity, was born in Scotland on 2 September 1680, the son of Alexander Monro DD (d. 1698), the Jacobite principal of Edinburgh University, and his wife, Anna Logan (d. 1674). His family moved to London...

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Monro, John (1715–1791), physician and specialist in insanity, was born on 16 November 1715 at Greenwich, Kent, the eldest son of James Monro (1680–1752), later physician to the Bethlem Hospital, and his wife, Elizabeth. His family were of Scottish extraction, descended from a branch of the house of ...

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Skae, David (1814–1873), physician and asylum superintendent, was born in Edinburgh on 5 July 1814, one of the two sons of David Skae, builder and architect, and his wife, Helen Lothian. As both Skae's parents died while he was a child, he moved to ...