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Simon, Sir John (1816–1904), surgeon and public health officer, was born in the City of London on 10 October 1816, the sixth child of Louis Michael Simon (1782–1879) and his second wife, Mathilde Nonnet (1787–1882). Both parents were second-generation French immigrants; his father, initially a shipbroker, later became a stockbroker and a prominent member of the ...


Sir John Simon (1816–1904) by Charles Baugniet, 1848 Wellcome Library, London