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W. P. Courtney

revised by J. M. Tiffany

Adams [later Rawson], Sir William (1783–1827), oculist, was born at Stanbury, Morwenstow, Cornwall, on 5 December 1783, the youngest son of Henry Adams (d. 1811) and his wife, Demaris (1736/7–1788), daughter of Simon and Anne Cottle. He bore the name Adams...

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D'A. Power

revised by Caroline Overy

Althaus, Julius (1833–1900), physician and neurologist, born in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, on 31 March 1833, was the fourth and youngest son of Friedrich Althaus and Julie Draescke. His father was Lutheran general superintendent of Lippe-Detmold, a dignitary equivalent to the Anglican rural dean; his mother was a daughter of the last protestant bishop of ...

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Anderson, Tempest (1846–1913), ophthalmic surgeon and vulcanologist, was born on 7 December 1846 at 17 Stonegate, York, the elder son and eldest of the three children of William Charles Anderson, surgeon of York, and his wife, Sarah Ellen Hall. Educated at St Peter's School, York...

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James Cooper

revised by J. O'D. Alexander

Anderson, Sir Thomas McCall (1836–1908), physician and dermatologist, was born at 159 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, on 9 June 1836. One of eight children, he was the second son of Alexander Dunlop Anderson (1794–1871), a medical practitioner in Glasgow and former president of the ...

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Ansell, Barbara Mary (1923–2001), rheumatologist, was born at 24 Jury Street, Warwick, on 30 August 1923, the only child of Herbert Joseph Ansell, secretary to a building society who also served for a period as mayor of Warwick, and his wife, Annie Olivia, ...

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Armstrong, George (1719/20–1789), physician specializing in the treatment of children, was born at Castleton in Liddesdale, Roxburghshire, the third son and youngest of the six children of Robert Armstrong (1661–1732), Presbyterian minister, of Castleton, and his second wife, Christian Mowatt (1675–1753). He was the younger brother of the poet ...

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Ashby, Henry (1846–1908), paediatrician, was born on 8 March 1846 at Carshalton, Surrey, the son of John Ashby, miller, and his wife, Charlotte Gibbard, both members of the Religious Society of Friends. Educated first at Ackworth School, near Pontefract, and from 1864 at the ...

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Balfour, George William (1823–1903), physician and cardiologist, was born at the manse, Sorn, Ayrshire, on 2 June 1823, the eighth of the thirteen children of Lewis Balfour DD and Henrietta Scott Balfour, third daughter of George Smith DD, the minister of Galston who was satirized by ...

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George William Balfour (1823–1903) by Reginald Henry Campbell Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Richard Banister (c. 1570–1626) by unknown artist, c. 1620 reproduced by kind permission of the President and Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of London