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James Braid (1795–1860) by unknown engraver, 1851 Wellcome Library, London

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Braid, James (1795–1860), surgeon and hypnotist, son of James Braid and his wife, Anne Suttie, was born on 19 June 1795 at Ryelaw in a detached part of the parish of Portmoak, Kinross, Scotland. His father owned land in Ryelaw and in neighbouring ...

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John Boniot de Mainauduc (c. 1750–1797) by Pierre Condé, pubd 1798 (after Richard Cosway) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mainauduc, John Boniot de [John Boniot Demainauduc] (c. 1750–1797), surgeon and animal magnetizer, was born in Cork, the son of Elias Mainauduc (c.1710–1790), 'one of the greatest mathematicians in Europe', according to the Gentleman's Magazine (60, 1790, 575), but, more probably, a linen draper, of French protestant descent. After a classical education, probably in ...