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R. J. Rowlette

revised by Susan Snoxall

Atthill, Lombe (1827–1910), obstetrician and gynaecologist, born on 3 December 1827 at Ardess, Magheraculmoney, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, was the youngest of ten surviving children of William Atthill (1774–1847) and his wife, Henrietta Margaret Eyre, eldest daughter of George Maunsell, dean of Leighlin. Atthill's...

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Barnes, Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor (1912–1999), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born in Cliff Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, on 18 August 1912, the first of five children of Walter Wharton Barnes, a Methodist minister from Addingham, Yorkshire, and his wife, Alice Mary, formerly Ibbetson...

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Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes (1912–1999) by Nick Sinclair, 1995 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, William Blair- (1871–1936), gynaecologist, was born on 28 September 1871 at Rutland House, New Brighton, Cheshire, the second of eight children of William Bell JP, general practitioner, and his wife, Helen Barbara, daughter of General Butcher. In 1931 he added his second forename to his surname by means of a hyphen; at the height of his career he thought that ...

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F. W. Roques

revised by Michael Bevan

Bonney, (William Francis) Victor (1872–1953), gynaecologist, was born in Chelsea, London, on 17 December 1872, the son of William Augustus Bonney, surgeon, and his wife, Anna Maria Alice Polixène Poulain. Educated privately, he studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, before transferring to the ...

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Bourne, Aleck William (1886–1974), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born into modest circumstances on 4 June 1886 at Rosebank, Whetstone, Finchley, Middlesex, the only son of the Revd William Charles Bourne, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Sarah Wilson Palmer. He was educated at ...

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Brown, Isaac Baker (1811–1873), surgical gynaecologist, was born at Colne Engaine, Essex, the second son of Isaac Baker Brown (b. 1786), gentleman farmer, and Catherine, daughter of the Revd James Boyer, master of the Blue Coat School. Baker Brown was educated at ...

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Clay, Charles (1801–1893), gynaecologist and surgeon, was born on 27 December 1801, the second son of Joseph Clay, miller and corn merchant, at Arden Mills, Bredbury, near Stockport. In 1816 he was apprenticed to Mr Kinder Wood, a well-known surgeon at the Manchester and Salford Lying-in Hospital...

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Clayton, Sir Stanley George (1911–1986), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 13 September 1911 in Hankow (Hankou), China, the younger son (there were no daughters) of the Revd George Clayton, Methodist minister, and his wife, Florence Powell. At the age of eight he was sent to school in ...

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Cullingworth, Charles James (1841–1908), gynaecologist and obstetrician, son of Griffith Cullingworth (d. 1860), bookseller, and his wife, Sarah Gledhill, was born on 3 June 1841 at 23 Commercial Street, Leeds. He was educated at Wesley College in Sheffield before joining the family business, but after his father's death he entered the ...

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Charles James Cullingworth (1841–1908) by Francis Henry Hart © reserved

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Dalton [née Kuipers], Katharina Dorothea [Kittie] (1916–2004), chiropodist and physician, was born at Delaporte Gardens, Muswell Hill, London, on 12 November 1916, the second of five children of Johannes Kuipers, provision merchant, and his wife, Anna, née Knoester. Her parents were Dutch émigrés. She was still young when her father died but, as he had been a freemason, she was educated at the ...

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D'Arcy, Dame Constance Elizabeth (1879–1950), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 1 June 1879 at Rylstone, New South Wales, the fifth daughter and the youngest of the ten children of Murty D'Arcy, a sergeant of police, and his wife, Bridget Synnott. She passed the senior public examination from ...

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Donaldson, Malcolm (1884–1973), obstetric physician and gynaecologist, was born at Tower House, Chiswick Lane, Chiswick, Middlesex, on 27 April 1884, the son of John Donaldson, a civil engineer, and his wife, Frances Sarah Thornycroft. He was educated at Charterhouse School and matriculated at ...

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Kerr, (John Martin) Munro (1868–1960), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born in Glasgow on 5 December 1868, the son of George Munro Kerr, a ship and insurance broker, and his wife, Jessie Elizabeth Martin. He was educated first at Glasgow Academy and then at ...

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Robert Lee (1793–1877) by Frederick James Smyth, pubd 1851 (after John Jabez Edwin Mayall) Wellcome Library, London

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Lee, Robert (1793–1877), physician specializing in gynaecology and obstetrics, was born at Whitelaw in the parish of Melrose, Roxburghshire, the second son of John Lee, a major agriculturist. He was educated at Galashiels and entered Edinburgh University in 1806, aged thirteen and intended for the church, but then decided to devote himself to medicine. ...

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Lloyd [née Shufflebotham], Dame Hilda Nora (1891–1982), gynaecologist and obstetrician, was born on 11 August 1891 at 170 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, the younger daughter of John Shufflebotham (d. 1937), a master grocer, and his wife, Emma Amelia Jenkins. She was a foundation scholar at ...

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R. J. Rowlette

revised by Michael J. O'Dowd

Macan, Sir Arthur Vernon (1843–1908), gynaecologist and obstetrician, born at 9 Mountjoy Square, Dublin, on 30 January 1843, was the eldest of three sons in a family of five children of John Macan, of a co. Sligo family, a leading QC on the ...

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Madden, Thomas More (1844–1902), gynaecologist, one of the three sons of Richard Robert Madden (1798–1886) and his wife, Harriet (d. 1888), daughter of John Elmslie, a West Indies planter, was born in Havana, Cuba, where his father, who was a doctor, historian, and anti-slavery campaigner, was the British representative at the International Congress for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The atmosphere of his early life, and the prevailing language of freedom, appears to have made a lasting impression on ...