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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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Thompson Cooper

revised by Patrick Wallis

Badham, Charles (1780–1845), physician and classical scholar, was born in London on 17 April 1780, the son of David Badham. After receiving a sound classical education he entered Edinburgh University, where he graduated MD in 1802 with a dissertation entitled 'De urina et calculis'...

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Barham, Thomas Foster (1794–1869), physician and classical scholar, was born at Hendon, Middlesex, on 10 September 1794, the eldest son of six children born to Thomas Foster Barham (1766–1844) and his wife, Mary Ann Morton. Among his brothers, William Foster Barham (1802–1845) was a writer, ...

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Bond, John (c. 1550–1612), physician and classical scholar, is of unknown parentage. He was associated for the greater part of his life with Taunton, Somerset. He may have been related to George Bond of Trull, 2 miles south of Taunton, who became lord mayor of ...

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Etheridge [Etherege], George (1519–1588?), physician and classical scholar, was born in Thame, Oxfordshire. Presumably educated at Thame Abbey before going to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he was admitted as a scholar there on 11 November 1534 aged fifteen years and one month. A pupil of ...

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Henry, James (1798–1876), classical scholar and physician, was born in Dublin on 13 December 1798, the eldest child in a family of two sons and three daughters of Robert Henry, woollen draper, of College Green, Dublin, and his wife, Katherine Olivia, née Elder (1769–1845)...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by Philip Carter

King, John (1696–1728), classical scholar and physician, was born at Adstone, Northamptonshire, on 5 August 1696, the eldest son of John King (1652–1732), Church of England clergyman, and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Aris (1665/6–1727), widow of the Revd John Eston. He was educated at ...

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Musgrave, Samuel (1732–1780), physician and classical scholar, was born at Washfield, Devon, on 29 September 1732, eldest son of the three children of Richard Musgrave (c.1693–1739), physician, of Washfield, and Elizabeth (b. c.1704), daughter of the Revd Samuel Burges...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by M. J. Mercer

Nott, John (1751–1825), physician and classical scholar, was born in Worcester on Christmas eve 1751, the son of Samuel Nott. His father was of German origins and had held an appointment in George III's household. Nott studied surgery in Birmingham under Edmund Hector...

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E. I. Carlyle

revised by Anita McConnell

Spillan, Daniel (1796/7–1854), classical and medical writer, was the son of Daniel Spillan, a butcher. A Roman Catholic by religion, he entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a sizar on 3 June 1817, graduated BA in 1822, and proceeded MA and MB in 1826. On 13 April 1826 he was admitted licentiate of the ...

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Verrall [née Merrifield], Margaret de Gaudrion (1857–1916), classicist and parapsychologist, was born on 21 December 1857 at 4 Dorset Gardens, Brighton, the first of two daughters of Frederic Merrifield (1831–1924), barrister, and Maria Angélique de Gaudrion (1824/5–1894).

Margaret Merrifield went originally to ...