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Anderson, William (1842–1900), anatomist and writer on art, was born on 18 December 1842 in London at the Eldon Arms, Queen Square, the son of William Henry Anderson, licensed victualler, and his wife, Ann, formerly Cattel. After attending the City of London School...


Foster, Sir Michael (1836–1907), physiologist and politician, was born in Huntingdon on 8 March 1836, the eldest child of the three sons and seven daughters of Michael Foster (1810–1880) and his wife, Mercy Cooper. Foster was the descendant of a line of nonconformist farmers in ...


Sir Michael Foster (1836–1907) by John Collier, 1907 © National Portrait Gallery, London


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...


Grainger, Edward (1797–1824), anatomist and lecturer, the elder son of Edward Grainger, surgeon and author of Medical and Surgical Remarks (1815), and brother of Richard Dugard Grainger (1801–1865), was born in Birmingham on 28 April 1797. After being educated at the free school, Birmingham...