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Gully, James Manby (1808–1883), physician and hydropath, was born on 14 March 1808 in Kingston, Jamaica, the son of Daniel Gully, a coffee planter of Irish descent. The family moved to Liverpool in 1814, where Gully was sent to study with a Dr Pulford...

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James Manby Gully (1808–1883) by L. Perini, 1860s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Deen Mahomed (1759–1851) by Thomas Mann Baynes Wellcome Library, London

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Mahomed, Deen [formerly Deen Mahomet] (1759–1851), shampooing surgeon and restaurateur, was born Deen Mahomet in May 1759, in Patna, Bihar, India, the younger son of an Indian officer in the East India Company's Bengal army. Both parents were Shi'i Muslims claiming descent from ...

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Smedley, John (1803–1874), hydropathy practitioner and Free Methodist leader, was born on 12 June 1803 at Wirksworth, Derbyshire, the eldest son of John Smedley (d. 1840), mill owner, and his wife, Mary. On his mother's side he descended from a long line of ...