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John Bulwer (bap. 1606, d. 1656) by T. Berry, pubd 1820 (after William Faithorne the elder) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Bulwer, John (bap. 1606, d. 1656), medical practitioner and writer on deafness and on gesture, was the second and only surviving son of Thomas Bulwer (d. 1649), a London apothecary, and Marie (d. 1638), daughter of George Evanes of St Albans, Hertfordshire...


Rumsey, Henry Wyldbore (1809–1876), medical practitioner and writer on sanitary reform, was born on 3 July 1809 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, the eldest of five children of Henry Nathaniel Rumsey, surgeon, and his wife, Elizabeth Frances Catherine, daughter of Sir Robert Murray. Rumsey's early education was conducted by various tutors. At the age of sixteen he began formal medical studies with ...


Simms [née Zimmermann], (Berta) Madeleine (1930–2011), abortion law reformer and medical sociologist, was born on 6 September 1930 in Darwingasse, Vienna, the only child of Oskar Shaje Zimmermann (1899–1981), businessman, and his wife, Dora, née Lilien (1905–1966). Both parents were of Polish Jewish origin. When ...