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H. M. Chichester

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Bisset, Charles (1717–1791), physician and military engineer, was born at Glenalbert, near Dunkeld, Perthshire, the son of a lawyer who specialized in Scots law. He studied medicine in Edinburgh and in 1740 was appointed second surgeon of the military hospital, Jamaica. He later served on board ...

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G. T. Bettany

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Burnett, Sir William (1779–1861), naval physician, was born on 16 January 1779 at Montrose. He was educated at Montrose grammar school, and was apprenticed to a local surgeon, Dr Hunter. He then went to Edinburgh to pursue his medical studies but, soon after, entered the ...

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Gibson, Sir James Brown (1805–1868), military physician, studied medicine and graduated MD in 1826 at Edinburgh. He became MRCS, London, in the same year. He entered the military service in 1826 as a hospital assistant, and was promoted assistant surgeon in 1829 and surgeon in 1841. He served for nine years in the ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Hayes, Sir John Macnamara, first baronet (1750?–1809), military physician, was born in Limerick, the son of John Hayes and Margaret, daughter and coheir of Sheedy Macnamara of Ballyally, co. Clare. Nothing further is known about his early life. Hayes served as a surgeon during the American War of Independence, between 1775 and 1783. In October 1777 he was in charge of a hospital abandoned to the enemy during the retreat to ...

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Norman Moore

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Irvine, William (1776–1811), military physician, was born in Glasgow on 22 August 1776, the son of William Irvine (1743–1787), professor of chemistry and materia medica at Glasgow, and his wife, Grace Hamilton. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated MD on 25 June 1798. His thesis, ...

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Lemprière, William (b. before 1789, d. 1834), military physician and writer, was the third son of Thomas Lemprière of Jersey. He entered the Army Medical Service when young and by 1789 was attached to the garrison of Gibraltar. In September 1789 Sidi Mahommed...

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Thomas Seccombe

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Linton, Sir William (1801–1880), military physician, eldest son of Jabez Linton of Hardrigg Lodge, Dumfriesshire, and Jane, daughter of William Crocket of Grahamshill in the same county, was born at Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire. He was educated at Edinburgh University, and became LCS in 1826. While at university he spent four of his summer vacations working as a surgeon on a whaling ship in the ...

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Monro, Donald (1728–1802), military physician, born in Edinburgh on 15 January 1728, was the second surviving son of Alexander Monro primus (1697–1767), and Isabella, second daughter of Sir Donald MacDonald of Sleat. He was the elder brother of Alexander Monro secundus (1733–1817). He was educated at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Neale, Adam (1778?–1832), military physician and author, was born in Scotland and educated in Edinburgh, where he graduated MD on 13 September 1802, his thesis being published as Disputatio de acido nitrico (1802). It is possible that he was the Adam Neall...

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Nooth, John Mervin (1737–1828), physician and army officer, was born on 5 September 1737 at Sturminster Newton, Dorset, the son of Henry Nooth, apothecary, and his wife, Bridget, daughter of John Mervin, apothecary. He studied medicine at Edinburgh, graduating MD in 1766, and subsequently spent some time on the continent. In 1773 he was living in ...