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Babington, Benjamin Guy (1794–1866), physician and orientalist, the fourth son of the physician and mineralogist William Babington (1756–1833) and his wife, Martha Elizabeth Babington, was born on 5 March 1794 in Guy's Hospital when his father was resident apothecary there. Educated at Charterhouse School...


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Balfour, Francis (d. in or after 1816), surgeon and orientalist, was born in Edinburgh and took his MD degree there in 1767. He entered the East India Company's service in Bengal as assistant surgeon on 3 July 1769, and was appointed full surgeon on 10 August 1777....


Waddell, Lawrence Augustine (1854–1938), army medical officer and orientalist, was born at Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire, on 29 May 1854, the son of Thomas Clement Waddell DD, schoolmaster and author, and his wife, Jean, youngest daughter of John Chapman, of Banton, Stirlingshire. At an unknown date his second forename changed to ...