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H. R. Tedder

revised by Michael Bevan

Atkinson, James (1759–1839), surgeon and bibliographer, the son of a medical practitioner and friend of Laurence Sterne, received his medical education as a pupil of Henry Cline of St Thomas's Hospital, London, and attended the lectures of Thomas Denman, physician-accoucheur to the Middlesex Hospital...

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James Atkinson (1759–1839) by William Etty, 1832 York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)

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Barlow, James (1767–1839), obstetric surgeon, was born at Croichley Fold Farm, Hawkshaw, Lancashire, the son of William Barlow (d. 1815) and his wife, Catherine Taylor (d. 1768); they also had a daughter, Catherine, and an elder son, John. He was a descendant of the ...

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Bracken, Henry (bap. 1697, d. 1764), writer on farriery and surgeon, was baptized on 31 October 1697 at St Mary, Lancaster, the son of Henry Bracken, a local innkeeper who held a number of minor offices with the Lancaster corporation. After a grammar-school education at ...

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Calvert, George (1794–1825), surgeon, was one of the eight children of Charles Calvert (1754–1797) [see under Calvert, Charles (1785-1852)], the duke of Norfolk's agent at Glossop Hall, Derbyshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Holliday (1751/2–1842). Among his brothers were Charles Calvert (1785–1852)...

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Carpue, Joseph Constantine (bap. 1764, d. 1846), surgeon and anatomist, was baptized on 4 May 1764 at the Sardinian embassy chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the son of Henry Carpue (d. 1794), a Roman Catholic gentleman of Brook Green, and his wife, ...

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D'Arcy, Dame Constance Elizabeth (1879–1950), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 1 June 1879 at Rylstone, New South Wales, the fifth daughter and the youngest of the ten children of Murty D'Arcy, a sergeant of police, and his wife, Bridget Synnott. She passed the senior public examination from ...

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Doolin, William (1887–1962), surgeon and author, was born on 19 June 1887 at 20 Ely Place, Dublin, the eldest child of Walter Doolin (d. 1902), an architect, and his wife, Marion, née Creedon. His brothers Daniel and Walter were to have careers in dentistry and architecture respectively....

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Duddell, Benedict (c. 1695–1759x67), surgeon and oculist, about whose life few details are known, was probably educated in France and served his surgical apprenticeship in a town about 4 leagues from Paris. In 1718 he was in practice at Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Upset by his failure to save the sight of a poor labourer under his care, ...

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D'A. Power

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

FitzGerald, Sir Thomas Naghten (1838–1908), surgeon, born on 1 August 1838 at Tullamore, Ireland, was the son of John FitzGerald of the Indian Civil Service, and his wife, Catherine Naghten, née Higgins. After attending St Mary's College, Kingstown, and Ledwich school of medicine, Dublin...

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Fleming, Christopher (1800–1880), surgeon, was born at Boardstown, co. Westmeath, Ireland, on 14 July 1800, the son of James Fleming, a country gentleman, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of B. Taylor of Castlepollard. From the lay college in Maynooth he entered Trinity College, Dublin...

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Gogarty, Oliver Joseph St John (1878–1957), surgeon and writer, was born at 5 Rutland Square, Dublin, on 17 August 1878, the eldest child of Henry Joseph Kelly Gogarty FRCSI (1841/2–1891), a medical practitioner, and his wife, Margaret Oliver (d. 1906), daughter of a prosperous ...

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Gray, (Thomas) Cecil (1913–2008), anaesthetist, was born on 11 March 1913 at the Clock public house, 31 London Road, Liverpool, of which his father Thomas Gray was the landlord. His mother, Ethel Gray, née Unwin, had been married before, to the Macclesfield silk manufacturer ...

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Andrew Macphail

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

Hingston, Sir William Hales (1829–1907), surgeon, was born at Hinchbrook, Huntingdon, in the province of Quebec, Lower Canada, on 29 June 1829, the eldest son in a family of two sons and two daughters of Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel James Hingston (d. 1831), of the ...

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Madden, Thomas More (1844–1902), gynaecologist, one of the three sons of Richard Robert Madden (1798–1886) and his wife, Harriet (d. 1888), daughter of John Elmslie, a West Indies planter, was born in Havana, Cuba, where his father, who was a doctor, historian, and anti-slavery campaigner, was the British representative at the International Congress for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The atmosphere of his early life, and the prevailing language of freedom, appears to have made a lasting impression on ...

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Mapother, Edward Dillon (1835–1908), surgeon and dermatologist, was born on 14 October 1835 in Annadale Lodge, Fairview, Dublin, the son of Henry Mapother and Mary Lyons, both of co. Roscommon. His father was a bank official who disappeared from his office mysteriously and without trace....

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O'Halloran, Sylvester (1728–1807), surgeon and antiquary, was born on 31 December 1728 at Caherdavin, co. Clare, Ireland, the third son of Michael O'Halloran, a substantial farmer, and Mary McDonnell. He attended a school in Limerick run by the Revd Robert Cashin and was taught Irish by the Jacobite poet ...

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O'Meara, Barry Edward (b. in or after 1770?, d. 1836), surgeon, was born in Ireland, the son of Jeremiah O'Meara, variously described as an army officer and a member of the legal profession, and a Miss Murphy, sister of Edmund Murphy MA of ...

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D'A. Power

revised by Jane Eliot Sewell

Tait, (Robert) Lawson (1845–1899), gynaecological surgeon, was born at 45 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, on 1 May 1845, the son of Isabella Stewart Lawson (1812–1882) and Archibald Campbell Tait. In adulthood, Tait dropped the name Robert. His father, a guild brother of Heriot's Hospital...

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(Robert) Lawson Tait (1845–1899) by John Collier, c. 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London