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Barry, Sir David (1780–1835), army surgeon and physiologist, was born on 12 March 1780 in co. Roscommon, Ireland. After showing early talent in classics and mathematics, he eventually decided upon a career in medicine. He was examined for the army in the Royal College of Surgeons...

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Sir Charles Bell (1774–1842) by John Stevens, c. 1821 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Sir Charles (1774–1842), physiologist and surgeon, the youngest of the six children of William Bell (1704–1779), an Episcopal clergyman, and his wife, Margaret Morrice, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in November 1774 at Fountainbridge, at that time a suburb of ...

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Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collins, first baronet (1783–1862), physiologist and surgeon, was born on 8 June 1783 at Winterslow, Wiltshire, the fourth child and third son of Peter Bellinger Brodie (1742–1804), rector of the parish, and his wife, Sarah (1755–1847), daughter of Benjamin Collins...

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Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, first baronet (1783–1862) by Maull & Polyblank, late 1850s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haighton, John (c. 1755–1823), surgeon and physiologist, was born in Lancashire. After studying under Joseph Else at St Thomas's Hospital, London, he became a surgeon to the guards, but resigned on being appointed demonstrator of anatomy at St Thomas's, under Henry Cline. He was a skilful surgeon and so promising an anatomist that ...

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Horsley, Sir Victor Alexander Haden (1857–1916), physiologist and surgeon, was born in 2 Tor Villas, Campden Hill, Kensington, London, on 14 April 1857, the son of John Callcott Horsley (1817–1903), and his second wife, Rosamund Haden (1820–1912), daughter of Charles Haden MD (1786–1824)...

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Sir Victor Alexander Haden Horsley (1857–1916) by unknown photographer Wellcome Library, London