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Caius, John (1510–1573), scholar and physician, was born at Norwich on 6 October 1510, the son of Robert Caius and Alice, née Wode or Woda. The English form of his name is variously given in archival records but was probably Keys or Kees...


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Jebb, Samuel (1693/4–1772), physician and scholar, was born probably at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, the second son of Samuel Jebb, a maltster. He was educated at Mansfield grammar school, and became a sizar at Peterhouse, Cambridge, on 15 June 1709, aged fifteen. He graduated BA in January 1713. He was intended for the church, but being a nonjuror he was unable to take orders. He remained at ...


Linacre, Thomas (c. 1460–1524), humanist scholar and physician, is of unknown origins. Of his early life nothing definite is known although a connection with Kent and Canterbury is possible. He was in Oxford by 1481, but the earliest certain record of him is his election in 1484 to a fellowship at ...