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Rumsey, Henry Wyldbore (1809–1876), medical practitioner and writer on sanitary reform, was born on 3 July 1809 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, the eldest of five children of Henry Nathaniel Rumsey, surgeon, and his wife, Elizabeth Frances Catherine, daughter of Sir Robert Murray. Rumsey's early education was conducted by various tutors. At the age of sixteen he began formal medical studies with ...