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Thomas Seccombe

revised by Mark Pottle

Anderson, William (1842–1900), anatomist and writer on art, was born on 18 December 1842 in London at the Eldon Arms, Queen Square, the son of William Henry Anderson, licensed victualler, and his wife, Ann, formerly Cattel. After attending the City of London School...

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Argentine, John (c. 1443–1508), physician and college head, was the most eminent of the first generation of Italian-trained doctors to return to a medical and academic career in England. He was born at Bottisham in Cambridgeshire, into a well-connected family; he entered Eton College...

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Davidson, Sir (Leybourne) Stanley Patrick (1894–1981), physician and haematologist, was born in Ceylon on 3 March 1894, the second son in the family of three sons and one daughter of Sir Leybourne Francis Watson Davidson, coffee, tea, and rubber planter, later of Huntly Lodge, Aberdeenshire...

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Davie, Thomas Benjamin (1895–1955), pathologist and university principal, was born on 23 November 1895 at Prieska, Cape Colony, the fifth of the six children of Thomas Benjamin Davie, law agent and auctioneer, and his first wife, Caroline Charlotte Halliday (d. 1900). With Scottish ancestry on both sides, ...

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G. T. Bettany

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Davy, Martin (1763–1839), physician and college head, was the son of William Davy, a country gentleman of moderate estate at Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk. He was educated first at Lynn School, and was afterwards a pupil of a Yarmouth surgeon. Later he studied medicine at ...

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Edwards, John (b. 1600, d. late 1650s), university teacher and physician, was born on 27 February 1600. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London, he was in 1617 elected to a probationary fellowship at St John's College, Oxford, where he gained the favour of the president, ...

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Ellis, Sir Arthur William Mickle (1883–1966), physician and pathologist, was born in Toronto, Canada, on 4 May 1883, the eldest son of William Hodgson Ellis, professor of chemistry in the university there, and his wife, Ellen Maude Mickle. Ellis was educated at Upper Canada College...

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Charles Creighton

revised by Rachel E. Davies

Fletcher, John (1792–1836), physician and lecturer, was the son of Thomas Fletcher, merchant, of London. Finding work in his father's counting-house tedious, he began the study of medicine at Edinburgh after having heard some of the London lectures of John Abernethy and Charles Bell...

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Foster, Sir Michael (1836–1907), physiologist and politician, was born in Huntingdon on 8 March 1836, the eldest child of the three sons and seven daughters of Michael Foster (1810–1880) and his wife, Mercy Cooper. Foster was the descendant of a line of nonconformist farmers in ...

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Sir Michael Foster (1836–1907) by John Collier, 1907 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fraser, Sir Francis Richard (1885–1964), physician and physiologist, was born in Edinburgh on 14 February 1885, the seventh child of Sir Thomas Richard Fraser (1841–1920), professor of medicine, and his wife, Susannah Margaret Duncan. He went from Edinburgh Academy to Christ's College, Cambridge...

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Gairdner, Sir William Tennant (1824–1907), physician and pathologist, born in Edinburgh on 8 November 1824, was the eldest son of John Gairdner (1790–1876), physician, and his wife, Susanna (d. 1860), daughter of William Tennant and granddaughter of the religious writer Dr William Dalrymple (1723–1814)...

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Grainger, Edward (1797–1824), anatomist and lecturer, the elder son of Edward Grainger, surgeon and author of Medical and Surgical Remarks (1815), and brother of Richard Dugard Grainger (1801–1865), was born in Birmingham on 28 April 1797. After being educated at the free school, Birmingham...

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Himmelweit [née Litthauer], Hildegard Therese (1918–1989), social psychologist, was born on 20 February 1918 in Berlin, Germany, the younger child and only daughter of Dr Siegfried Litthauer (d. 1935), chemist and industrialist, and his wife, Feodore Remak. Culturally and materially this Jewish family was of high standing. ...

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Jordan, Joseph (1787–1873), surgeon and lecturer, was born on 3 March 1787, at 116 Water Street, Manchester, the sixth and youngest child of William Jordan and his wife, Mary Moors. He was educated at the Revd J. Birchall's school, Manchester, and in 1802 was apprenticed to ...

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Lamphire, John (1614–1688), college head and physician, was the son of George Lamphire, apothecary, of the parish of St Lawrence, Winchester. He entered Winchester College as a scholar in 1627, and on 19 August 1634 matriculated from New College, Oxford, where he was elected fellow in 1636, graduated BA in 1638, and proceeded MA in 1642. In 1640 he wrote Latin verses for an ...

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Maegraith, Brian Gilmore (1907–1989), malariologist, was born on 26 August 1907 in Adelaide, Australia, the fourth son in a family of four sons and one daughter of Alfred Edward Robert Maegraith, accountant, and his wife, Louisa Blanche Gilmore. He was educated at St Peter's, Adelaide...

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W. A. Greenhill

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Marbeck, Roger (1536–1605), college head and physician, was probably born at Windsor, where his father, John Marbeck (c. 1505–1585?), was organist. He is thought to have been educated at Eton College, and in 1552 was elected student of Christ Church, Oxford, where he probably lived for about fifteen years, graduating BA on 26 January 1555, and MA on 28 June 1558....