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Hewson, Williamlocked

  • J. F. Payne
  • , revised by Michael Bevan


Hewson, William (1739–1774), surgeon and anatomist, one of the eleven children of William Hewson (d. 1767), surgeon, and his wife, whose maiden name was Heron, was born at Hexham, Northumberland, on 14 November 1739. After attending Hexham Royal Free Grammar School, he was apprenticed to his father, and was also pupil to ...

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