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R. J. Rowlette

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Atthill, Lombe (1827–1910), obstetrician and gynaecologist, born on 3 December 1827 at Ardess, Magheraculmoney, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, was the youngest of ten surviving children of William Atthill (1774–1847) and his wife, Henrietta Margaret Eyre, eldest daughter of George Maunsell, dean of Leighlin. Atthill's...

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Barnes, Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor (1912–1999), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born in Cliff Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, on 18 August 1912, the first of five children of Walter Wharton Barnes, a Methodist minister from Addingham, Yorkshire, and his wife, Alice Mary, formerly Ibbetson...

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Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes (1912–1999) by Nick Sinclair, 1995 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, William Blair- (1871–1936), gynaecologist, was born on 28 September 1871 at Rutland House, New Brighton, Cheshire, the second of eight children of William Bell JP, general practitioner, and his wife, Helen Barbara, daughter of General Butcher. In 1931 he added his second forename to his surname by means of a hyphen; at the height of his career he thought that ...

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F. W. Roques

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Bonney, (William Francis) Victor (1872–1953), gynaecologist, was born in Chelsea, London, on 17 December 1872, the son of William Augustus Bonney, surgeon, and his wife, Anna Maria Alice Polixène Poulain. Educated privately, he studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, before transferring to the ...

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Bourne, Aleck William (1886–1974), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born into modest circumstances on 4 June 1886 at Rosebank, Whetstone, Finchley, Middlesex, the only son of the Revd William Charles Bourne, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Sarah Wilson Palmer. He was educated at ...

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Brown, Isaac Baker (1811–1873), surgical gynaecologist, was born at Colne Engaine, Essex, the second son of Isaac Baker Brown (b. 1786), gentleman farmer, and Catherine, daughter of the Revd James Boyer, master of the Blue Coat School. Baker Brown was educated at ...

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Clay, Charles (1801–1893), gynaecologist and surgeon, was born on 27 December 1801, the second son of Joseph Clay, miller and corn merchant, at Arden Mills, Bredbury, near Stockport. In 1816 he was apprenticed to Mr Kinder Wood, a well-known surgeon at the Manchester and Salford Lying-in Hospital...

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Clayton, Sir Stanley George (1911–1986), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 13 September 1911 in Hankow (Hankou), China, the younger son (there were no daughters) of the Revd George Clayton, Methodist minister, and his wife, Florence Powell. At the age of eight he was sent to school in ...

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Cullingworth, Charles James (1841–1908), gynaecologist and obstetrician, son of Griffith Cullingworth (d. 1860), bookseller, and his wife, Sarah Gledhill, was born on 3 June 1841 at 23 Commercial Street, Leeds. He was educated at Wesley College in Sheffield before joining the family business, but after his father's death he entered the ...