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Ashburne, John (bap. 1607, d. 1661), Church of England clergyman and madhouse keeper, was the son of Robert Ashburne of Crowle, Lincolnshire, where he was baptized on 19 July 1607. Ashburne matriculated sizar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1625; he graduated BA and was ordained deacon at ...

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Barry, Edward (1759–1822), religious and medical writer, son of a physician of Bristol, was educated at Bristol School under Mr Lee, and studied medicine at St Andrews University, where he graduated MD. Preferring theology to medicine, he took orders in the Church of England...

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Bretnor, Thomas (1570/71–1618), astrologer and medical practitioner, was born in Bakewell, Derbyshire, and went to London about 1604, settling in the parish of St Sepulchre. Though he appears not to have attended university, he was fluent in Latin, French, and Spanish, and became a well-known figure in Jacobean ...

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Bridges, John Henry (1832–1906), positivist and medical administrator, was born on 11 October 1832 at the vicarage, Old Newton, Suffolk. Slight, fair-haired, and fine-featured, he was the third of five children of the Revd Charles Bridges (1794–1869), a well-known evangelical, and his wife, ...

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Bull, Henry (d. 1577), theological writer and physician, was born in Warwickshire. In 1537 he entered Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was admitted BA in June 1539 and became a fellow the following year. His colleagues included John Foxe, Robert Crowley, and Thomas Cooper...

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Burden, Harold Nelson (1860–1930), Church of England clergyman and health administrator, was born on 20 March 1860 at Hythe, Kent, the eldest of the three children of Thomas Burden (1829–1872), a grocer, and his wife, Sarah Ann (Sally) Munk (c.1833–1902). When he was twelve his father died, and he was probably brought up by his grandparents, who were farmers. Unfortunately he was not successful as a grazier and dairyman and was declared bankrupt in 1886. He then worked in the slums of the ...

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Butler, Fanny Jane (1850–1889), physician and medical missionary, was born on 5 October 1850 at 6 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, the eighth of the ten children of Thomas Butler (b. 1809), who worked at the British Museum, and his wife, Jane Isabella North...

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Capel, Richard (1586–1656), Church of England clergyman and physician, was born in Gloucester, a younger son of Christopher Capel, a godly alderman of the city whose family came from Herefordshire, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Richard Hands. He matriculated from St Alban Hall, Oxford...

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Church, John Edward [Joe] (1899–1989), missionary and physician, was born on 10 August 1899, at the rectory, Borough Green, Cambridgeshire, one of three sons of Canon Edward Joseph Church, rector of Borough Green, and his wife, Florence Edith Badger (d. 1944). He served as second lieutenant in the ...

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Coelson [Colson], Lancelot (1627–1687?), astrologer and medical practitioner, was born on 25 March 1627 at Colchester. His astrological ‘accidents’ record that he married in 1645 (at the age of eighteen), but his wife's name is unknown. He was wounded fighting in Cromwell's Scottish campaign in 1650. By the mid-1650s he had settled in ...

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Cook, Sir Albert Ruskin (1870–1951), physician and missionary, was born on 2 March 1870 in the London suburb of Hampstead, the twelfth of thirteen children of William Henry Cook (1825–1882), a family physician who practised in Tunbridge Wells and then in London, and his wife, ...

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Coward, William (b. 1656/7, d. in or before 1725), physician and theological writer, was born at Winchester, Hampshire, the son of William Coward. His mother was the daughter of George Lamphire, an apothecary in Winchester, and sister of John Lamphire, an eminent physician at ...

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Deacon, Thomas (1697–1753), bishop of the nonjuring Church of England and physician, was born on 2 September 1697 at Stepney, Middlesex, the son of William Deacon (d. 1706), a mariner, and his wife, Cecelia (fl. 1697–1733). Lacking a university education, by early adulthood he had become an accomplished writer and had mastered Greek, Latin, French, and possibly Hebrew. The nonjuror ...

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Douglas, Thomas (d. c. 1684), ejected minister and physician, is of unknown parentage and background. He graduated MA of the University of Edinburgh on 23 May 1655 and by at least 1661 was the rector of St Olave, Silver Street, London. Douglas wrote several tracts including ...

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Dunstan, Gordon Reginald (1917–2004), Church of England clergyman, theologian, and writer on medical ethics, was born on 25 April 1917 at 79 Beaumont Street, Stoke, Plymouth, the son of Frederick John Menhenett Dunstan, an engineer's draftsman at the city's naval dockyard, and his wife, ...

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Evans, John (b. 1594/5?, d. in or after 1659), astrologer and medical practitioner, was of Welsh origin. He was well educated and had obtained an MA degree by 1621. He was probably the John Evans of Flint who matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford...

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Fiske, Nicholas (1579–1659), astrologer and medical practitioner, was born on 22 July 1579 at Stadhaugh, in the parish of Laxfield, Suffolk, the oldest surviving son of Matthew and Elizabeth Fiske and from a long-established landed family. Though well educated, he chose to study astrology and physic at home instead of going to university. He was described as a 'licentiate in physick' and he practised medicine at ...

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Fludd, Robert (bap. 1574, d. 1637), physician and writer on the occult, was born in Milgate House, Bearsted, Kent, and baptized on 17 January 1574 in Bearsted parish church, the seventh of twelve children of Sir Thomas Fludd (d. 1607), who served the crown in various senior administrative appointments, and his wife, ...

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Robert Fludd (bap. 1574, d. 1637) by Matthäus Merian the elder, pubd 1626 © National Portrait Gallery, London