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B. D. Jackson

revised by James Mills

Ainslie, Sir Whitelaw (1767–1837), surgeon, the son of Robert Ainslie (1734–1795) and Catharine Whitelaw, and brother of Robert Ainslie (1766–1838), was born on 17 February 1767 at Duns, Berwickshire, where his father was factor to Lord Douglas. He was nominated assistant surgeon in the ...

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Anderson, William (c. 1748–1778), surgeon and naturalist, was born in Scotland, probably in the area of North Berwick, Haddingtonshire. Nothing is known of his immediate family other than the existence of two sisters, Beth and Rabinah. He was educated at Edinburgh University, enrolling as an anatomy student for the year 1762–3. At his examination for the navy on 1 December 1768 he qualified as surgeon's first mate and on 1 November 1770 he was advanced to surgeon of a first-rate ship, subsequently serving in the ...

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Sidney Lee

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Balfour, Francis (d. in or after 1816), surgeon and orientalist, was born in Edinburgh and took his MD degree there in 1767. He entered the East India Company's service in Bengal as assistant surgeon on 3 July 1769, and was appointed full surgeon on 10 August 1777....

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Bates, Thomas (fl. 1704–1745), surgeon, is known to have served for five years as a naval surgeon in the Mediterranean. In 1709 he published An enchridion of fevers, incident to sea-men during the summer—in the Mediterranean; explicating their causes … and method of cure...

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Paul Buissière (d. 1739) by unknown artist © Royal Society

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Michael Bevan

Buissière [Bussière], Paul (d. 1739), surgeon and anatomist, was a native of France, and a protestant who had left his country on account of his religion. Before leaving France he had practised with distinction in the principality of Orange. He settled in the first instance at ...

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Stanley Lane-Poole

revised by James Mills

Burnes, James (1801–1862), surgeon, son of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Glegg, chief magistrate of Montrose, was born at Montrose on 12 February 1801. He belonged to the same family as Robert Burns. After medical training at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

Chisholm, Colin (1754/5–1825), surgeon and medical writer, was the eldest son of William Chisholm (1717–1807) of Buntait, Inverness-shire, surgeon, provost of Inverness, and his first wife, Janet Mackintosh, daughter of John Mackintosh of Kyllachy. His parents married at Inverness on 11 December 1746. ...

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Colledge, Thomas Richardson (1796–1879), surgeon and missionary in China, received his medical education in London under Sir Astley Cooper. He practised in Canton (Guangzhou) and Macau and some other Chinese ports, first under the East India Company, and then under the crown, and was superintending surgeon of the hospitals for British seamen. During his residence in ...

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G. T. Bettany

revised by Patrick Wallis

Colles, Abraham (1773–1843), surgeon, was born on 23 August 1773 at Milmount, near Kilkenny, Ireland, the second son of William Colles (1745–1779), a quarry owner, and Mary Anne (d. 1840), daughter of Abraham Bates, of co. Wexford. At some point during the time of his education, in ...

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D'A. Power

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

Freyer, Sir Peter Johnston (1851–1921), surgeon, was born in Sellerna, a village 8 miles from Clifden, co. Galway, Ireland, on 21 July 1851, the eldest son of Samuel Freyer, farmer, and his wife, Celia Burke. He was educated at Erasmus Smith's College, Galway...

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G. T. Bettany

revised by Patrick Wallis

Guthrie, George James (1785–1856), surgeon, only son of Andrew Guthrie, of Lower James Street, Golden Square, London, a chiropodist, was born in London on 1 May 1785. Having been apprenticed to John Phillips, surgeon, in 1798, and after serving as assistant in the ...

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Hamond, Walter (d. 1648), surgeon and writer on Madagascar, whose origins are unknown, was apprenticed to Arthur Doughton in the Barber–Surgeons' Company of London, and made free in 1616. His translation of Ambroise Paré's treatise of 1551 as Method of Treating Wounds Made by Arquebuses and other Firearms...

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Somerville Hastings (1878–1967) by Rodrigo Moynihan, exh. RA 1946 © reserved; Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London

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Hastings, Somerville (1878–1967), surgeon and politician, was born on 4 March 1878 in Boreham Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, the son of Henry George Hastings (1850?–1905), Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Ellen (née Ward). He was educated at Wycliffe College, and, on a medical scholarship, at ...

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W. A. Greenhill

revised by Mark Harrison

Johnson [Johnstone], James (1777–1845), physician and surgeon, the youngest son of an Irish farmer, was born at Ballinderry, co. Londonderry, in February 1777. His family, whose name was originally spelt Johnstone, had migrated from Scotland, and had come to own a small farm, on which his father lived. He lost his parents early, received a rudimentary education at a school in ...

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Learmonth, Sir James Rögnvald (1895–1967), surgeon, was born in Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, in south-west Scotland on 23 March 1895, the eldest son of William Learmonth, headmaster of Girthon School, Gatehouse of Fleet, and his wife Katherine, née Craig. His father came originally from ...

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