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Sir Charles Bell (1774–1842) by John Stevens, c. 1821 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Sir Charles (1774–1842), physiologist and surgeon, the youngest of the six children of William Bell (1704–1779), an Episcopal clergyman, and his wife, Margaret Morrice, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in November 1774 at Fountainbridge, at that time a suburb of ...

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Bell, John (1763–1820), surgeon and anatomist, was born on 12 May 1763 in Edinburgh, the second son of the Revd William Bell (1704–1779) and his wife, Margaret Morrice. Despite the impoverishment of the family which was caused by Bell's father's conversion from the ...

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Burns, John (1774–1850), surgeon, born in Glasgow, was the eldest of the sons of John Burns (1744–1839), minister of the Church of Scotland's Barony parish in Glasgow, and his wife, Elizabeth Stevenson, and was grandson of John Burns, the author of Burns's English Grammar...

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Shaw, John (1792–1827), surgeon and anatomist, born, probably in Ayr, on 2 April 1792, was the son of Charles Shaw, clerk of the county of Ayr, and his wife, Barbara Wright, daughter of a customs official at Greenock; he was the grandson of ...

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Syme, James (1799–1870), surgeon, was born on 7 November 1799 at 56 Princes Street, Edinburgh, second son of John Syme (d. 1821), a lawyer, of Cartmore in Kinross and Lochore in Fife, and of Barbara Spottiswood (d. 1835), of Dunipace, Stirlingshire...