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Abdurahman, Abdullah (1872–1940), political leader and physician, was born on 18 December 1872 in Wellington, a country town in south-western Cape Colony, the eldest son of the nine children of Abdul Arraman (also known as Rahman), small trader and civic figure, who was a patron of ...

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Abercrombie, John (1780–1844), physician, eldest of four sons of the Revd George Abercrombie and his second wife, Barbara Morice, was born on 10 October 1780 in Aberdeen, where his father was parish minister of East Church, and exerted a powerful influence on his religious and moral upbringing. ...

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Abercromby, David (d. 1701?), physician and philosopher, most probably belonged to the Abercrombys of Seaton in the north-east of Scotland where he is believed to have been born. It is not known if Abercromby married or had children, although what survives of his biography makes marriage unlikely. Nothing is known of his parentage....

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Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, first baronet (1815–1900) by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1867 Royal Photographic Society; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Acland, Sir Henry Wentworth, first baronet (1815–1900), physician, was the fifth of the nine children and the fourth son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, tenth baronet (1787–1871), and Lydia Elizabeth Hoare (d. 1856). Born at the family home of Killerton, at Broadclyst...

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Adair, James Makittrick (1728–1801), physician, was born James Makittrick, the son of James Makittrick, a physician in Ayr, and Miss Adair (b. 1700), the daughter of Miss Dunbar and Robert Adair of Maryport Farm, Kirkmaiden, Mull of Galloway. His brother John practised medicine in ...

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Adams [formerly Adam], Francis (1796–1861), physician and classical scholar, was born on 13 March 1796 at Auchinhove, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Adam, a small farmer and builder, and his wife, Elspet Black. He was educated at the parish school, winning a bursary to ...

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Adams, George Fowler (1916–2012), geriatrician, was born on 25 January 1916 at Bridge House, Aberford, near Leeds, the fourth of seven children of Henry Adams, a bank inspector and an Ulster Scot, and his wife, Dorothea Jane, née Whitehouse, a Lancastrian and daughter of the director of a firm of calico printers. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Adams, John Bodkin (1899–1983), general practitioner and forger, was born on 20 January 1899 in Randalstown, co. Antrim, the elder son of Samuel Adams, watchmaker, and his wife, Ellen Bodkin (d. 1943), formerly of Desertmartin, co. Tyrone. The younger son was born in 1903 and died of pneumonia in 1916. Shortly after ...

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Adams, Joseph (1755x7–1818), physician, was the youngest of the three sons of Joseph Adams (1725?–1783), an apothecary in Basinghall Street, London. He was educated to succeed his father, studying in London under David Pitcairn and Percivall Pott at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Guy's Hospital...