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Davidson, Sir (Leybourne) Stanley Patrick (1894–1981), physician and haematologist, was born in Ceylon on 3 March 1894, the second son in the family of three sons and one daughter of Sir Leybourne Francis Watson Davidson, coffee, tea, and rubber planter, later of Huntly Lodge, Aberdeenshire...

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Edwards, John (b. 1600, d. late 1650s), university teacher and physician, was born on 27 February 1600. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London, he was in 1617 elected to a probationary fellowship at St John's College, Oxford, where he gained the favour of the president, ...

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Ellis, Sir Arthur William Mickle (1883–1966), physician and pathologist, was born in Toronto, Canada, on 4 May 1883, the eldest son of William Hodgson Ellis, professor of chemistry in the university there, and his wife, Ellen Maude Mickle. Ellis was educated at Upper Canada College...

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Fletcher, John (1792–1836), physician and lecturer, was the son of Thomas Fletcher, merchant, of London. Finding work in his father's counting-house tedious, he began the study of medicine at Edinburgh after having heard some of the London lectures of John Abernethy and Charles Bell...

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Fraser, Sir Francis Richard (1885–1964), physician and physiologist, was born in Edinburgh on 14 February 1885, the seventh child of Sir Thomas Richard Fraser (1841–1920), professor of medicine, and his wife, Susannah Margaret Duncan. He went from Edinburgh Academy to Christ's College, Cambridge...

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Gairdner, Sir William Tennant (1824–1907), physician and pathologist, born in Edinburgh on 8 November 1824, was the eldest son of John Gairdner (1790–1876), physician, and his wife, Susanna (d. 1860), daughter of William Tennant and granddaughter of the religious writer Dr William Dalrymple (1723–1814)...

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Rush, Benjamin (1746–1813), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 4 January 1746 in Byberry, Pennsylvania, the fourth of the seven children of John Rush (1712?–1751), a farmer and gunsmith, and Susanna Harvey, née Hall (1717?–1795). When Rush's father died at the age of thirty-nine in 1751, his mother, whom ...

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Thomson, Sir Arthur Peregrine (1890–1977), physician and university teacher, was born at Maxton Lodge, Georgetown, in British Guiana, on 29 September 1890, the second of three sons of Arthur Henry Thomson (1858–1934), colonial civil servant, who commenced work in British Guiana in 1886 as the chief clerk in the judicial establishment, and his wife, ...