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Thompson Cooper

revised by John Kirkup

Blair, William (1766–1822), surgeon, youngest son of William Blair, surgeon, and Ann Gideon, his wife, was born at Lavenham in Suffolk on 28 January 1766. Educated for the church Blair changed direction to study under John Pearson, surgeon, of Golden Square, London. In 1788 he passed the diploma for membership of the ...

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Cope, Sir (Vincent) Zachary (1881–1974), surgeon and medical historian, was born in Kingston upon Hull on 14 February 1881, the youngest of ten children (of whom three died in early childhood) of Thomas John Gilbert Cope, a minister of the United Methodist church in ...

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Hey, William (1736–1819), surgeon, was born on 23 August 1736, in the village of Pudsey, near Leeds, Yorkshire, the fourth of the eight children of Richard Hey, drysalter (d. 1766), and his wife, Mary (1702–1768), daughter of Jacob Simpson, a surgeon apothecary. ...

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Mantell, Gideon Algernon (1790–1852), surgeon and geologist, was born on 3 February 1790 at his family's home in St Mary's Lane, Lewes, Sussex, a middle child among the eight of Thomas Mantell (1750–1807), a shoemaker, and his wife, Sarah Austen (1755–1828), originally from ...

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Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790–1852) by John James Masquerier, 1837 © The Royal Society

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C. A. Harris

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Rowe, Sir Samuel (1835–1888), colonial governor and surgeon, born at Macclesfield, Cheshire, on 23 March 1835, was the youngest son of George Hambly Rowe, a Wesleyan minister, and Lydia, daughter of John Ramshall of London. He was educated at private schools and subsequently studied medicine, partly under ...

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Underwood, Michael (1737–1820), man-midwife and surgeon, was born at West Molsey, Surrey, on 29 September 1737, one of the four sons of John Underwood, who was possibly a clockmaker, and his wife, Dorothy. After being educated first in West Molsey, and then at ...