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H. M. Chichester

revised by Patrick Wallis

Broughton, Samuel Daniel (1787–1837), military surgeon, the fourth and youngest son of Thomas Broughton, rector of St Peter's, Bristol, and his wife, Jane, was born in Bristol in July 1787. Thomas Duer Broughton (1778–1835) was his brother. Samuel was educated at Bristol grammar school...

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Bryson, Alexander (1802–1869), naval surgeon, began his professional studies at Edinburgh and continued them at Glasgow, where he qualified in 1827 and was admitted to the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons. In the same year he entered the navy as assistant surgeon; he was promoted surgeon in 1836, deputy inspector-general in 1854, and inspector-general in 1855. In January 1864, on the retirement of ...

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Hall, Sir John (1795–1866), military surgeon, the son of John Hall and his wife, Isabel (née Fothergill), was born at Little Beck, Westmorland. After leaving Appleby grammar school he studied medicine at Guy's and St Thomas's hospitals in London. In June 1815 he entered the ...

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Charles Creighton

revised by Claire E. J. Herrick

Hall, Robert (1763–1824), military surgeon, was born at Haughhead, Roxburghshire. He was descended from the ancient Border family of the Halls of Newbiggin, and was great-grandson of Henry Hall of Haughhead (d. 1680), the covenanter.

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Charles Creighton

revised by David Gates

Hennen, John (1779–1828), army officer and military surgeon, born on 21 April 1779, at Castlebar, co. Mayo, was the younger son of James Hennen, a medical practitioner, and was descended from a family who had held land near Castlebar since the Cromwellian occupation. After school at ...

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J. K. Laughton

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Ives, Edward (1719–1786), naval surgeon and traveller, was born in Lymington, Hampshire, on 9 February 1719; of his early life little is known save that he had at least one sister, Gatty. He served in the navy as surgeon of the Dragon initially in the ...

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George Stronach

revised by Claire E. J. Herrick

Marshall, Henry (1775–1851), military surgeon, was born on 23 November 1775 at Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, the son of John Marshall, a farmer. He studied medicine at Glasgow College, and in May 1803 was appointed surgeon's mate in the Royal Navy. In January 1805 he left the ...

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Menzies, Archibald (1754–1842), naval surgeon and botanical collector, was born at the house of Styx or Stix, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire, on 15 March 1754, the son of James and Ann Menzies. He had three brothers and four sisters, and was educated at the parish school at ...

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D'A. Power

revised by Claire E. J. Herrick

Northcote, William (d. 1783?), naval surgeon, of Camelford, Cornwall, passed an examination for naval surgeons at the Company of Surgeons in London on 20 October 1757, and was declared to be fit to act as a surgeon's second mate on ships of war of the fourth rate. Progressing through the ranks, in February 1771 ...

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Oudney, Walter (1790–1824), naval surgeon and traveller in Africa, was born in December 1790 to humble parents, in Edinburgh. With some medical knowledge he became a surgeon's mate on a man-of-war, was appointed assistant surgeon and then surgeon in 1810, and was stationed in the ...

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D'A. Power

revised by Claire E. J. Herrick

Pym, Sir William (1772–1861), military surgeon, son of Joseph Pym of Pinley, Warwickshire, and his wife, daughter of Thomas Arnott MD, of Cupar, Fife, was born in Edinburgh in January 1772. He was the elder brother of Sir Samuel Pym. William was educated at ...

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D'A. Power

revised by Michael Bevan

Reid, Thomas (1791–1825), naval surgeon and prison reformer, was born of protestant parents and educated near Dungannon, co. Tyrone. He passed his examination at the Royal College of Surgeons on 7 May 1813, when he was found qualified to act as 'surgeon to any rate'. He was admitted on 3 November 1815 a member of the ...

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Norman Moore

revised by Claire E. J. Herrick

Rollo, John (d. 1809), military surgeon, was born in Scotland, and received his medical education at Edinburgh. He became a surgeon in the artillery in 1776, and served in the West Indies, being stationed in St Lucia in 1778 and 1779 and in ...

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G. Le G. Norgate

revised by Claire E. J. Herrick

Rymer, James (fl. 1770–1842), naval surgeon, born in Scotland, was said to be related to the family of Thomas Rymer, editor of the Foedera. James's father died when he was young, and he was educated by his mother. Having served an apprenticeship to a surgeon and apothecary, he studied anatomy and medicine at ...