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Brooke, Charles (1804–1879), surgeon and inventor of measuring instruments, only son of the mineralogist and businessman Henry James Brooke (1771–1857), was born on 30 June 1804, in South Lambeth, Surrey. Following an early education in Chiswick he entered Rugby School in 1819 and ...

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Jeffreys, Julius (1800–1877), surgeon and inventor of the respirator, was born on 14 September 1800 at Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, the fourth son and tenth child of the sixteen born to Richard Jeffreys (1762–1830), rector of Throcking, Hertfordshire, from 1786 to 1830, and of ...