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F. H. Brown

revised by Mark Harrison

Blaney, Thomas (1823–1903), physician and philanthropist, was born at Caherconlish, Pallas Green, co. Limerick, Ireland, on 24 May 1823. Of humble origin, he went out to Bombay with his parents when only three. Ten years later, in 1836, he was apprenticed to the subordinate medical department of the ...


Francis Watt

revised by Anita McConnell

Gordon, William (1800–1849), physician and philanthropist, was born at Fountains Hall, near Ripon, Yorkshire, on 2 August 1800. He attended Ripon grammar school, and was then articled to a general practitioner at Otley. After two years he left to study medicine, briefly in ...