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Cox, William Sands (1802–1875), surgeon and a founder of Queen's College, Birmingham, was the eldest son of Edward Townsend Cox (1769–1863), a well-known Birmingham surgeon. After being educated locally at the King Edward VI Grammar School, he was articled to his father and began to study medicine at ...

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Phillips, Thomas (1760–1851), philanthropist and surgeon, was born on 6 July 1760 in London, the son of Thomas Phillips, an officer in the excise revenue department. The family originated from Radnorshire, and Phillips was sent to live in that county as a boy because of his ill health in ...

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Salmon, Frederick (1796–1868), rectal surgeon and founder of St Mark's Hospital, London, was born on 11 April 1796 in Bath, the son of Henry Salmon (1754/5–1827), attorney, and his wife, Denne (1762/3–1853). Salmon was the sixth of nine children, of whom three boys and four girls survived into adulthood. His brothers ...

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Turner, Thomas (1793–1873), surgeon and founder of Pine Street School of Medicine, was born on 13 August 1793 in Truro, the fifth and youngest child of Edmund Turner (d. 1821), banker, and his wife, Joanna (d. 1814), daughter of Richard Ferris...