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Kennon, Sidney (d. 1754), midwife and collector, whose family background and education are obscure, distinguished herself initially in her services to the royal family, especially to Queen Caroline and Augusta, princess of Wales. The infant George III was delivered by her. Kennon was highly respected for her professional acumen and, at the time of her death, could command ...

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Witt, George (1804–1869), physician and collector of phallic antiquities, was born perhaps in Cambridge or Northampton, the son of Matthew Witt (d. 1837), perpetual curate of Ticknall-with-Calke, Derbyshire, and second master of Repton School. His medical career began with his appointment in 1820 as house pupil to ...