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Bancroft, John (1655–1696), playwright and surgeon, was born in London, perhaps in the Postern, on 3 June 1655, the son of John Bancroft (bap. 1614, d. 1705), sergeant carver to the lord mayor from 1660, and his second wife, Rebecka, née Cole (...

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Jesse Foot (1744–1826) by William Ward (after John Opie) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Foot, Jesse (1744–1826), surgeon and biographer, is thought to have been born at Charlton, Wiltshire. He was trained in London, possibly at the Middlesex Hospital, and became a member of the Company of Surgeons. Foot spent the years 1766–9 on Nevis in the ...

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Grosvenor, John (1742–1823), surgeon and journal editor, was born in Oxford in 1742, the son of Stephen Grosvenor, sub-treasurer of Christ Church, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of the Revd Tottie, vicar of Ecclesall, Yorkshire. Grosvenor trained under a Mr Russell of Worcester...

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Howison, John (1797–1859), writer and surgeon, was born on 10 May 1797 in Edinburgh, third and youngest child of William Howison, financial writer, and his wife, Janet Bogle. He was the brother of William Howison (b. 1796?). From 1818 to 1820 Howison travelled in ...

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Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887–1982) by Ramsey & Muspratt, c. 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Keynes, Sir Geoffrey Langdon (1887–1982), surgeon and literary scholar, was born in Cambridge on 25 March 1887, the younger son and third and youngest child of (John) Neville Keynes (1852–1949), lecturer in moral science and later university registrary, and his wife, Florence Ada (1861–1958)...

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Moore [later Carrick-Moore], James (1762–1860), surgeon and biographer, was born on 21 December 1762 in Glasgow, the son of John Moore (1729–1802), physician and writer, and Jean (1735–1820), daughter of John Simson, professor of divinity at Glasgow University. Moore followed his father into medicine and studied in ...

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Nicholson, Brinsley (1824–1892), military surgeon and literary scholar, born at Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness-shire, on 18 June 1824, was the eldest son of Brinsley William Hewitson Nicholson (d. 1857), who was on the army medical staff, and his wife, Susanna. After passing his boyhood at ...

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Samwell, David [Dafydd Samuel; pseud. Dafydd Ddu Feddyg] (1751–1798), naval surgeon and poet, was born on 15 October 1751 at Nantglyn, Denbighshire, the second son of William Samuel (1713–1765), vicar of the parish, and his wife, Margaret (1708?–1780). He was the grandson of ...

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Smith, Eaglesfield (c. 1770–1838), poet and surgeon, was the second of five children of Eaglesfield Smith (c.1730–1806) and his wife, Anna Galliard. His father was a Scottish landowner with his principal residence at Langshaw House, in Dumfriesshire. His mother was an English heiress descended from the ancient ...

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Wakley, Thomas Henry (1821–1907), journal editor and surgeon, eldest of the three sons of Thomas Wakley (1795–1862) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Goodchild (d. 1857), was born in London on 21 March 1821. He never used his second Christian name, partly, it is said, out of reverence for his father, who was proprietor of the medical journal ...

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