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Thomas Seccombe

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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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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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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

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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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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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Henry Morley (1822–1894) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1892 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morley, Henry (1822–1894), apothecary, journalist, and literary scholar, was born at 100 Hatton Garden, London, on 15 September 1822, the younger of the two sons of Henry Morley (1793–1877), a member of the Society of Apothecaries, and his wife, Anne Jane Hicks (...

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Robertson, Sir Alexander (1908–1990), veterinary scientist and university administrator, was born in Aberdeen on 3 February 1908, the youngest of three children and second son of Alexander Robertson, private chauffeur, and his wife, Barbara Minty Strath. His two older siblings died in early infancy. His early childhood was spent in the neighbourhood of ...

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Rush, Benjamin (1746–1813), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 4 January 1746 in Byberry, Pennsylvania, the fourth of the seven children of John Rush (1712?–1751), a farmer and gunsmith, and Susanna Harvey, née Hall (1717?–1795). When Rush's father died at the age of thirty-nine in 1751, his mother, whom ...

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Russell, James (c. 1720–1773), surgeon and natural philosopher, was born in Edinburgh, the son of the surgeon Francis Russell and his wife, a daughter of Robert Gordon of Halhead, Aberdeenshire. Little is known of Russell until 21 January 1747, when he was made a burgess and guild brother of ...

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Thomson, Sir Arthur Peregrine (1890–1977), physician and university teacher, was born at Maxton Lodge, Georgetown, in British Guiana, on 29 September 1890, the second of three sons of Arthur Henry Thomson (1858–1934), colonial civil servant, who commenced work in British Guiana in 1886 as the chief clerk in the judicial establishment, and his wife, ...