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Braid, James (1795–1860), surgeon and hypnotist, son of James Braid and his wife, Anne Suttie, was born on 19 June 1795 at Ryelaw in a detached part of the parish of Portmoak, Kinross, Scotland. His father owned land in Ryelaw and in neighbouring ...

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James Braid (1795–1860) by unknown engraver, 1851 Wellcome Library, London

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Colquhoun, John Campbell (1785–1854), writer on animal magnetism, was the third of five sons (there were four daughters) of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, second baronet (1741–1805), sheriff of Dumbarton and principal clerk of session, and his wife, Mary, daughter of James Falconer...

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Elliotson, John (1791–1868), physician and mesmerist, was born on 24 October 1791 in Southwark, London, the son of John Elliotson, a prosperous apothecary and chemist, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated privately and (from 1805) at Edinburgh University, where he received the degree of MD in 1810; he became LRCP (...

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John Elliotson (1791–1868) by James Ramsay, 1836 by permission of the Royal College of Physicians, London

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Esdaile, James (1808–1859), East India Company surgeon and mesmerist, was born on 8 February 1808 in Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, the eldest son of the Revd James Esdaile and his wife, Margaret Blair. He studied at the University of Edinburgh where he graduated MD, and subsequently gained an appointment as assistant surgeon in the ...

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Hall, Spencer Timothy (1812–1885), writer and mesmerist, was born on 16 December 1812 in a cottage near the village of Sutton in Ashfield in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, the son of Samuel Hall (1769–1852), a Quaker cobbler and agriculturist, and Eleanor Spencer, a Derbyshire...

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Mainauduc, John Boniot de [John Boniot Demainauduc] (c. 1750–1797), surgeon and animal magnetizer, was born in Cork, the son of Elias Mainauduc (c.1710–1790), 'one of the greatest mathematicians in Europe', according to the Gentleman's Magazine (60, 1790, 575), but, more probably, a linen draper, of French protestant descent. After a classical education, probably in ...

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