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Ashburne, John (bap. 1607, d. 1661), Church of England clergyman and madhouse keeper, was the son of Robert Ashburne of Crowle, Lincolnshire, where he was baptized on 19 July 1607. Ashburne matriculated sizar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1625; he graduated BA and was ordained deacon at ...

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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, Henry (1817–1891), physician specializing in the treatment of the insane, born in London on 10 January 1817, was the second son of the physician Edward Thomas Monro (1790–1856) and Sarah Cox Monro, and grandson of Thomas Monro. Two of his three brothers became clerics: the eldest, ...

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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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Perfect, William (1731/2–1809), physician specializing in the treatment of the insane, was the son of the Revd William Perfect (d. 1757), from 1745 vicar of East Malling, Kent, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1769). He was probably born in Oxfordshire. In 1749 he was apprenticed to ...