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Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women, was born on 24 March 1864 at Bank Buildings, 10A Coats Lane, Whitehaven, Cumberland. One of six children, she was the second of three daughters born to ...

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Cox, William Sands (1802–1875), surgeon and a founder of Queen's College, Birmingham, was the eldest son of Edward Townsend Cox (1769–1863), a well-known Birmingham surgeon. After being educated locally at the King Edward VI Grammar School, he was articled to his father and began to study medicine at ...

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Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College, was born on 6 May 1793 at Whitehorse Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, the second of three children who survived beyond infancy of John Dick (c.1769–1844), and his wife, Jane (Jean) Anderson (...

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Gordon, Robert (bap. 1668, d. 1731), benefactor, the eldest son of Arthur Gordon (1625–1680), advocate, and his wife, Isobel Menzies, was baptized on 18 August 1668 in Aberdeen. Gordon was left an inheritance of around £1100 at his father's death, which he seems to have spent in travelling in ...

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Perse, Stephen (1547/8–1615), physician and benefactor, was born in either 1547 or 1548, the son of John Perse, landowner, of Great Massingham, Norfolk. He was educated at a school in Norwich before being admitted, aged seventeen, as a pensioner of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Turner, Thomas (1793–1873), surgeon and founder of Pine Street School of Medicine, was born on 13 August 1793 in Truro, the fifth and youngest child of Edmund Turner (d. 1821), banker, and his wife, Joanna (d. 1814), daughter of Richard Ferris...

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Ward [née Lord], Emily Mary Jane (1850–1930), headmistress and founder of the Norland Institute for nursery-nursing, was born at Parkfield, St Alkmund, Derby, on 13 August 1850, the daughter of James Lord, barrister, and his wife, Elizabeth Mary, formerly Coy. Early in her life her parents moved to ...