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Bigsby, John Jeremiah (1792–1881), surgeon and geologist, was born on 4 August 1792 in Nottingham, the son of Dr Jacob Bigsby and his wife, Mary. Like his father, he pursued a career in medicine. He was first sent to school at St Andrews...

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John MacCulloch (1773–1835) by Benjamin Rawlinson Faulkner © Royal Society

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MacCulloch, John (1773–1835), surgeon and geologist, was born on 6 October 1773 at his grandparents' home on Guernsey. He was the third of eight children born to James MacCulloch (1746–1832), wine merchant of Roscoff, and his wife, Elizabeth de Lisle, daughter of Thomas de Lisle...

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Mantell, Gideon Algernon (1790–1852), surgeon and geologist, was born on 3 February 1790 at his family's home in St Mary's Lane, Lewes, Sussex, a middle child among the eight of Thomas Mantell (1750–1807), a shoemaker, and his wife, Sarah Austen (1755–1828), originally from ...

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Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790–1852) by John James Masquerier, 1837 © The Royal Society

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Moyle, Matthew Paul (1788–1880), surgeon and geologist, born at Chacewater, Cornwall, on 4 October 1788, was the second son of John Moyle and his wife, Julia, daughter of Johnathon Hornblower. He attended lectures in anatomy and surgery at Guy's and St Thomas's hospitals in ...

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Rose, Caleb Burrell (1790–1872), surgeon and geologist, was born on 10 February 1790 at Eye in Suffolk, the son of Caleb Rose and his wife, Ann. After being apprenticed to his uncle John Rose, a local surgeon, he studied at Guy's and St Thomas's...