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Addenbrooke, John (bap. 1681, d. 1719), physician and benefactor, was born at Kingswinford in Staffordshire, and baptized on 13 June 1681 at the parish church in West Bromwich, the only son of Samuel Addenbrooke, vicar of West Bromwich, and Matilda Porry of Wolverhampton...

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Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women, was born on 24 March 1864 at Bank Buildings, 10A Coats Lane, Whitehaven, Cumberland. One of six children, she was the second of three daughters born to ...

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Gostlin, John (1632/3–1705), educational benefactor and physician, was baptized at Dickleburgh, Norfolk, on 29 January 1633. He was the son of John Gostlin (1604/5–c.1641), formerly fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and great-nephew of another John Gostlin, formerly master of the same college—as is stated on his tomb in the college chapel. ...

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Lee, Matthew (1694–1755), physician and benefactor, was born in Northamptonshire, the son of William Lee. Between 1709 and 1713 he was educated at Westminster School, and then at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated BA (1717), MA (1720), MB (1722), and MD (1726). In addition to his medical studies at ...

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Perse, Stephen (1547/8–1615), physician and benefactor, was born in either 1547 or 1548, the son of John Perse, landowner, of Great Massingham, Norfolk. He was educated at a school in Norwich before being admitted, aged seventeen, as a pensioner of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Philip, Sir Robert William (1857–1939), physician and founder of tuberculosis dispensaries, was born at Govan, Glasgow, on 29 December 1857, the youngest son of George Philip, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, whose charge was Union Church, Govan, and his wife, ...

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C. L. Falkiner

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Steevens, Richard (1653–1710), physician and benefactor, and Grizell Steevens (1653–1747), his sister, born in Wiltshire, were the twin children of John Steevens (d. 1682), an English royalist clergyman, and his wife, Constance. The family left Wiltshire for Ireland some time after 1654, and ...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Swiney, George (c. 1786–1844), doctor and benefactor, was the son of William Swiney (1760–1820), Royal Navy lieutenant from January 1771, captain from May 1779, rear-admiral of the blue from February 1797, and admiral of the white from July 1810, a descendant of Major Matthew Swiney (1681–1766)...

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Williams, Sir John, baronet (1840–1926), physician and benefactor, was born on 6 November 1840 at his maternal grandparents' home, Bailey Farm, Gwynfe, Carmarthenshire; he moved to his nearby family, semi-upland, tenant-holding farm of Blaenllynant when he was a few weeks old. His parents had married in 1833 and ...