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Browne, Stanley George (1907–1986), leprologist and medical missionary, was born on 8 December 1907 at 77 Bousefield Road, New Cross, London, the second of the five children of Arthur Browne (1874–1967), Post Office clerk, and his wife, Edith Lillywhite (1887–1927). His formal instruction started when, after much pleading, he entered ...

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Chesterman, Sir Clement Clapton (1894–1983), medical missionary and specialist in tropical diseases, was born on 30 May 1894 at 6 Woodland Place, Bath, the fifth son of William Thomas Chesterman (1856–1923), solicitor, and the second son of his second wife, Elizabeth Clapton (1869–1952)...

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Culpeper, Nicholas (1616–1654), physician and astrologer, the son of Nicholas Culpeper and his wife, Mary Attersole, was born a little after noon on 18 October 1616, probably at Ockley, Surrey, where he was baptized in St Margaret's Church on 24 October. His father, the rector of ...

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Fludd, Robert (bap. 1574, d. 1637), physician and writer on the occult, was born in Milgate House, Bearsted, Kent, and baptized on 17 January 1574 in Bearsted parish church, the seventh of twelve children of Sir Thomas Fludd (d. 1607), who served the crown in various senior administrative appointments, and his wife, ...

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Grenfell, Sir Wilfred Thomason (1865–1940), medical missionary and social reformer, was born at Parkgate, Cheshire, on 28 February 1865, the second of the four sons of the Revd Algernon Sidney Grenfell (1836–1887), headmaster and proprietor of Mostyn House School, Parkgate, and later chaplain of the ...

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Gurney, Edmund (1847–1888), psychical researcher and psychologist, was born on 23 March 1847 at Hersham, Surrey, the third son and fifth child of the Reverend John Hampden Gurney (1802–1862) and his wife, Mary Grey (d. c.1857). He had eight brothers and sisters. From 1861 to 1863 he attended a private boarding-school at ...

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Moule, Henry (1801–1880), Church of England clergyman and inventor of the dry earth closet, was born at Melksham, Wiltshire, on 27 January 1801, the sixth son of George Moule (1768–1830), solicitor and banker, and his wife, Sarah Hayward (1764–1835). He was educated at ...

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Napier, Richard (1559–1634), astrological physician and Church of England clergyman, was born in Exeter on 4 May 1559, the third son of Alexander Napier and his wife, Ann (Agnes) Burchley. Napier's family pedigree involved direct descent from the Scottish Napiers, lairds of Merchiston...

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Pattison, Dorothy Wyndlow [known as Sister Dora] (1832–1878), Anglican nun and nurse, was born on 16 January 1832 at the rectory, Hauxwell, near Richmond, Yorkshire, the eleventh of the twelve children of the Revd Mark James Pattison (1788–1865), rector of Hauxwell, and ...

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Pordage, John (bap. 1607, d. 1681), religious leader and physician, was baptized on 21 April 1607 in the parish of St Dionis Backchurch, London, the eldest son of Samuel Pordage (d. 1627), citizen and grocer, and Elizabeth (d. in or after 1657)...

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Price, William (1800–1893), physician, self-styled archdruid, and advocate of cremation, was born on 4 March 1800 at Ty'nycoedcae in the parish of Rudry, Monmouthshire, the third son of an impoverished Anglican clergyman, William Price (1760–1841), and his wife, Mary (d. 1844), an illiterate maidservant. After schooling at nearby ...

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Riddell, Hannah (1855–1932), medical missionary, was born on 17 October 1855 at 9 The Barracks, Barnet, Hertfordshire, the only daughter of Daniel Riddle (1810–1889) (he always spelt his name differently from his wife and daughter) and Hannah Wright (1814–1886), née Hunt. Daniel was born in ...

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Ruspini, Bartholomew [Bartolomeo] (1730–1813), dentist and prominent freemason, was born on 21 February 1730 at Ca Bonoré, Romacolo, in the parish of Grumello de' Zanchi 18 km north of Bergamo, Italy, the eldest of the eight children of Giovanni Andrea Ruspini (1707–1769) and his wife, ...

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Smith, (Thomas) Southwood (1788–1861), Unitarian minister and physician, was born at Martock, Somerset, on 21 December 1788, the son of William Smith and Catherine Southwood, strict Baptists who early destined their son for the ministry. He studied with William Blake (1773–1821), who had just succeeded his father (of the same name) as minister of the Presbyterian chapel at ...

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Somervell, (Theodore) Howard (1890–1975), medical missionary and mountaineer, was born on 16 April 1890, the eldest of three children and elder son of William Henry Somervell, of Brantfield, Kendal, and his wife, Florence Howard. W. H. Somervell was then directing the affairs of ...

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Stonhouse, Sir James, seventh and tenth baronet (1716–1795), physician and cleric, was born on 9 July 1716 at Tubney, near Abingdon, Berkshire, the elder son of Richard Stonhouse (d. c.1725), and his wife, Carolina, from whom James inherited an estate worth about ...

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Wilkinson, (James John) Garth (1812–1899), Swedenborgian writer and homoeopath, born in Acton Street, Gray's Inn Lane, London, on 3 June 1812, was the eldest son of James John Wilkinson (bap. 1780, d. 1858), lawyer, the eldest son of Martin Wilkinson, attorney, and ...