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Anderson, Patrick (1579/80–c. 1660), physician and manufacturer of patent medicines, was born in Scotland. By 1618, when his first work appeared, he was already an established physician in Edinburgh; the book, about the cold spring of Kinghorn Craig in the Firth of Forth...

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Bostock, John (1772–1846), physician and medicinal chemist, was born in Liverpool, the son of John Bostock (1744?–1774), a physician, and Elizabeth (1749–1819), youngest daughter of John Ashton of Liverpool, who later married the Unitarian minister John Yates (1755–1826). He grew up in Liverpool...

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Browne, John Collis (1819–1884), physician and manufacturer of patent medicine, was born on 18 June 1819 at Maidstone in Kent, and baptized at the church of All Saints with St Philip in that town. His parents were Captain William Browne of the 13th light dragoons...

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Brunton, Sir Thomas Lauder, first baronet (1844–1916), physician and pharmacologist, the third son of James Brunton (1781–1863), and his second wife, Agnes (1805/6–1848), daughter of John Stenhouse of White Lee, was born at Hiltonshill, Roxburghshire, on 14 March 1844. Educated privately, he entered the ...

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Buttle, Gladwin Albert Hurst (1899–1983), physician and pharmacologist, was born on 11 April 1899 at Park View, Godstone, Surrey, the son of William Buttle, a solicitor, and his wife, Mary Wilby, daughter of William Henry Ward, a builder. He attended Miss Brown's school...

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Cash, John Theodore (1854–1936), physician and pharmacologist, was born at Manchester on 16 December 1854, the younger son of John Walker Cash, who retired from business and took up farming near Leeds, and his wife, Martha Midgley. He was educated at Bootham School, York...

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Pereira, Jonathan (1804–1853), pharmacologist and physician, was born on 22 May 1804 in Shoreditch, London, the son of Daniel Lopes Pereira, a Lloyd's underwriter of Portuguese-Jewish extraction. He acquired the rudiments of education at one of the small schools in Shoreditch and from the age of ten attended a ‘classical academy’ in ...

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Jonathan Pereira (1804–1853) by D. J. Pound, pubd 1853 (after John Jabez Edwin Mayall) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sermon, William (bap. 1629, d. 1680), physician and inventor of medicines, was almost certainly the William, son of John Surman, who was baptized on 8 November 1629 at Eldersfield, Worcestershire. He had a brother John, and was a near relative of Edmund, son of ...

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Smith, David Grahame Grahame- (1933–2011), physician and clinical pharmacologist, was born David Grahame Smith on 10 May 1933 at 5 Thoresby Street, Leicester, the son of George Edward Smith, a wholesale fruit merchant, and his wife, Constance Alexandra, née Walsom. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Ward, Joshua (1684/5–1761), medical practitioner and inventor of medicines, was the son of William Ward, owner of an alum works, of Guisborough, Cleveland. He had at least two brothers, one being the wealthy and dishonest businessman and MP John Ward of Hackney (...

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Joshua Ward (1684/55–1761) by John Faber junior (after E. Loving) © Copyright The British Museum

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Williams, Robert (c. 1787–1845), physician and pharmacologist, was born in London; nothing else is recorded of his family or early life save that at the age of fourteen he survived shipwreck on a voyage to North America in company with his uncles, who were merchants. On 27 June 1804 he was admitted a pensioner at ...