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Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women, was born on 24 March 1864 at Bank Buildings, 10A Coats Lane, Whitehaven, Cumberland. One of six children, she was the second of three daughters born to ...

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Browne, Stanley George (1907–1986), leprologist and medical missionary, was born on 8 December 1907 at 77 Bousefield Road, New Cross, London, the second of the five children of Arthur Browne (1874–1967), Post Office clerk, and his wife, Edith Lillywhite (1887–1927). His formal instruction started when, after much pleading, he entered ...

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Stanley George Browne (1907–1986) by Elliott & Fry, 1956 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Clement Clapton Chesterman (1894–1983) by Elliott & Fry, 1951 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chesterman, Sir Clement Clapton (1894–1983), medical missionary and specialist in tropical diseases, was born on 30 May 1894 at 6 Woodland Place, Bath, the fifth son of William Thomas Chesterman (1856–1923), solicitor, and the second son of his second wife, Elizabeth Clapton (1869–1952)...

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Emes, Thomas (d. 1707), medical practitioner and millenarian, is of unknown origin, and details of his early life are obscure; he described himself in 1698 as 'chirurgo-medicus' (Dialogue). In 1694 Emes was expelled from the Baptist church in Cripplegate, London, for denying the divinity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity. Three years later ...

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Hanson, Helen Beatrice de Rastricke (1874–1926), physician, missionary, and feminist, was born at Horsham Road, Dorking, Surrey, on 6 January 1874, the second of four children of Edward Hanson (1842–1924) and his wife, Caroline Ann, née Offord (1844–1930). Her father, a bank clerk who became a bank branch manager, had spent some of his childhood in ...