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Heberden, Williamlocked

(1710–1801)
  • Ernest Heberden

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Heberden, William (1710–1801), physician, was born on 13 August 1710 in the parish of St Saviour's, Southwark, London, the third child of Richard Heberden (1663–1717), an innkeeper, and his wife, Elizabeth Cooper (1672–1759). His father died when he was seven and in the same year he entered the parish grammar school; there his prowess in Greek, Latin, and divinity earned him at the age of fourteen a sizarship at ...

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