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J. F. Payne

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Adams, Robert (1794/5–1875), surgeon, was born in Dublin, the son of Samuel Adams, a solicitor, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Filgate. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 6 November 1809, at the age of fourteen, and graduated BA in 1814 and MA in 1832; he became MB and MD in 1842. He began the study of medicine by apprenticeship to ...

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Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911–1993), surgeon and geographical epidemiologist, was born at Alexander Terrace, Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, on 28 February 1911, the elder of the two sons of James Parsons Burkitt (1870–1959), an engineer and county surveyor for Fermanagh, and his wife, Gwendolyn Hill (1878–1960)...

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Denis Parsons Burkitt (1911–1993) by Godfrey Argent, 1973 Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Richard Carmichael (1779–1849) by Edward Francis Finden (after Sir Frederic William Burton) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Carmichael, Richard (1779–1849), surgeon and educationist, was born in Bishop Street, Dublin, on 6 February 1779, the fourth son of Hugh Carmichael, solicitor, who was closely related to the Scottish family of the earls of Hyndford, and his wife, Sarah (née Rogers)...

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Crampton, Sir Philip, first baronet (1777–1858), surgeon, was descended from a Nottinghamshire family that had settled in Ireland in the reign of Charles II, and was born in 16 William Street, Dublin, on 7 June 1777, the youngest of the three sons (there were also three daughters) of ...

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Fleming, Christopher (1800–1880), surgeon, was born at Boardstown, co. Westmeath, Ireland, on 14 July 1800, the son of James Fleming, a country gentleman, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of B. Taylor of Castlepollard. From the lay college in Maynooth he entered Trinity College, Dublin...

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D'A. Power

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McDonnell, Robert (1828–1889), surgeon, born in Dublin on 15 March 1828, was the second son of John McDonnell (1796–1892), surgeon, and his wife, Charity, née Dobbs. He was a grandson of Dr James McDonnell, of Belfast, and a descendant of Ian Vohr of ...

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Mullin, Allen (1653/4–1690), surgeon and anatomist, the son of Patrick Mullin of Ballicoulter, Ireland, entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a sizar at the age of eighteen on 27 February 1672. He graduated BA in 1676, MB in 1679, and MD in 1684, when he was elected a fellow of the ...

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O'Meara, Barry Edward (b. in or after 1770?, d. 1836), surgeon, was born in Ireland, the son of Jeremiah O'Meara, variously described as an army officer and a member of the legal profession, and a Miss Murphy, sister of Edmund Murphy MA of ...

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Porter, Sir George Hornidge, first baronet (1822–1895), surgeon, was born in Kildare Street, Dublin, on 24 November 1822, one of the two sons and five daughters of William Henry Porter (1791–1861), surgeon, and his wife, Jane (d. 1858), daughter of Cuthbert Hornidge...

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Porter, William Henry (1791–1861), surgeon, was born in Dublin on 5 March 1791, the son of a bookseller, William Porter (1757–1841), of Willmount, Rathfarnham, and his wife, Susanna Bacon (d. 1828). From Porterstown School, Portarlington, he entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 1 July 1805; he was awarded a scholarship in 1808, and took his BA degree in 1810. Meanwhile he was indentured to ...

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D'A. Power

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Stokes, Sir William (1839–1900), surgeon, was born at 50 York Street, Dublin, on 10 March 1839, the second son of William Stokes (1804–1878), physician, and Mary, second daughter of John Black of Glasgow; Margaret Stokes, the archaeologist, was his sister; Whitley Stokes (1830–1909)...

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R. J. Rowlette

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Thomson, Sir William (1843–1909), surgeon, born at Downpatrick, co. Down, Ireland, on 29 June 1843, was the youngest son (in a family of three sons and two daughters) of William Thomson, civil servant, of Lanark, Scotland, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Patterson...

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W. W. Webb

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Webb, Sir John (1772–1852), surgeon and medical administrator, was born at Cork on 25 October 1772, the son of John Webb of Woodland Hill, Staffordshire, afterwards of Dublin, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Heath. He graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1793, and it was stated that he had the MD, but of what university is not known. He entered the Army Medical Service in the ...

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Wilde, Sir William Robert Wills (1815–1876), surgeon, was born at Kilkeevin, near Castlereagh, co. Roscommon, the youngest of the three sons and two daughters of a prominent local medical practitioner, Thomas Wills Wilde, and his wife, Amelia (d. c.1844), daughter of ...