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Bartholomew Mosse (1712–1759) by unknown artist, c. 1745 Rotunda Hospital, Dublin; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mosse, Bartholomew (1712–1759), man-midwife and philanthropist, was born in Wexford, Ireland, one of seven children of the Revd Thomas Mosse (1662?–1731), rector of Maryborough, and his wife, Martha, daughter of the Revd Andrew Nisbet, rector of Timogue. Mosse was apprenticed at approximately age seventeen to ...

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Pye, Edith Mary (1876–1965), midwife and international relief organizer, was born on 20 October 1876 in London, the eldest daughter in the family of three daughters and four sons of William Arthur Pye JP, wine merchant, and his wife, Margaret Thompson Kidston, daughter of ...

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Read, Grantly Dick- (1890–1959), obstetrician and promoter of natural childbirth, was born at Beccles, Suffolk, on 26 January 1890, the son of Robert John Read (1851–1920), a flour miller of Norwich, and his wife, Frances (Fanny) Maria Sayer (1855–1942), of the White House, Thurlton, Norfolk...

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Roberton, John (1797–1876), obstetrician and social reformer, was born on 20 March 1797 at Kennedies, Earnock, near Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the fourth of the five children of William Roberton (1749?–1833), yeoman, and his wife, Elizabeth Lennox, of Darruchnar, Ayrshire. He grew up at Kennedies...