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Elliotson, John (1791–1868), physician and mesmerist, was born on 24 October 1791 in Southwark, London, the son of John Elliotson, a prosperous apothecary and chemist, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated privately and (from 1805) at Edinburgh University, where he received the degree of MD in 1810; he became LRCP (...

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John Elliotson (1791–1868) by James Ramsay, 1836 by permission of the Royal College of Physicians, London

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Gregory, William (1803–1858), chemist and psychic investigator, was born at St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, on 25 December 1803, the fourth son of James Gregory (1753–1821), professor of medicine in the University of Edinburgh, and his second wife, Miss McLeod. He was descended from a long line of 'academic ...

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Nichols, Mary Sergeant Gove (1810–1884), campaigner for medical reform and women's rights, was born at Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA, on 10 August 1810, the second daughter and third child of William A. Neal (d. 1845) and Rebecca R. Neal. Her paternal grandfather was Scottish, while her mother's family were Welsh. ...

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Stobart, Mabel Annie St Clair [née Mabel Annie Boulton; other married name Mabel Annie Stobart Greenhalgh] (1862–1954), medical relief worker and writer, was born at 37 Wood Street, Woolwich, on 3 February 1862, the third daughter of Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton, first baronet...

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Thouless, Robert Henry (1894–1984), psychologist, the son of Henry James Thouless, an iron-founder's clerk, and his wife, Bell Maud Bird (née Harper) was born at 48 Grove Avenue, Lakenham, Norwich, on 15 July 1894. He attended the City of Norwich School...