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Dowie, John Alexander (1847–1907), faith healer and leader of a religious group, was born in Leith Street Terrace, Edinburgh, on 25 May 1847, the son of John Dowie, a breeches maker, and his wife, Ann Macfarlan. At a school in Arthur Street, Edinburgh...

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Smedley, John (1803–1874), hydropathy practitioner and Free Methodist leader, was born on 12 June 1803 at Wirksworth, Derbyshire, the eldest son of John Smedley (d. 1840), mill owner, and his wife, Mary. On his mother's side he descended from a long line of ...

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Stone, Edward (1702–1768), Church of England clergyman and discoverer of the active ingredient in aspirin, was born in Lacey Green, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, on 5 November 1702, the only son of Edward Stone (d. 1740×42), yeoman, and his first wife, Elizabeth Reynolds (...

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Wilkinson, (James John) Garth (1812–1899), Swedenborgian writer and homoeopath, born in Acton Street, Gray's Inn Lane, London, on 3 June 1812, was the eldest son of James John Wilkinson (bap. 1780, d. 1858), lawyer, the eldest son of Martin Wilkinson, attorney, and ...

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(James John) Garth Wilkinson (1812–1899) by Robert Faulkner, c. 1867 © National Portrait Gallery, London