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Brodum, William (fl. 1767–1824), quack, claimed to have been born in Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany, the son of Abraham and Caroline Brodum. This was thrown into doubt in 1805 by an article in the Medical and Physical Journal which stated that his real name was, in fact, ...

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Browne, Stanley George (1907–1986), leprologist and medical missionary, was born on 8 December 1907 at 77 Bousefield Road, New Cross, London, the second of the five children of Arthur Browne (1874–1967), Post Office clerk, and his wife, Edith Lillywhite (1887–1927). His formal instruction started when, after much pleading, he entered ...

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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...

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Chesterman, Sir Clement Clapton (1894–1983), medical missionary and specialist in tropical diseases, was born on 30 May 1894 at 6 Woodland Place, Bath, the fifth son of William Thomas Chesterman (1856–1923), solicitor, and the second son of his second wife, Elizabeth Clapton (1869–1952)...

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Faulds, Henry (1843–1930), general practitioner and developer of fingerprinting, was born on 1 June 1843 at Beith, Ayrshire, the son of William Pollock Faulds, an impoverished grocer, and his wife, Anne Cameron. Both sides of his family were of Scottish descent. After school at ...

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Grace, William Gilbert [W. G.] (1848–1915), cricketer and medical practitioner, was born on 18 July 1848 at Clematis House, close to the family home of Downend House, Downend, Mangotsfield, near Bristol. He was the fourth son, in a family of nine, of Dr Henry Mills Grace (1808–1871)...

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Graham, James (1745–1794), quack, was born the son of William Graham (b. 1710), saddler, and his wife, Jean (b. 1715), in the Cowgate, Edinburgh, on 23 June 1745. He studied medicine in the heyday of Edinburgh University under Monro primus, Cullen...

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Grenfell, Sir Wilfred Thomason (1865–1940), medical missionary and social reformer, was born at Parkgate, Cheshire, on 28 February 1865, the second of the four sons of the Revd Algernon Sidney Grenfell (1836–1887), headmaster and proprietor of Mostyn House School, Parkgate, and later chaplain of the ...

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Long, John St John (1798–1834), quack and painter, was born at Newcastle West, co. Limerick, the second of three children of John Long and Anne St John. His father was a basket maker and handyman, and both parents were protestant. After demonstrating an ability in sketching, ...

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McIntyre, Robert Douglas (1913–1998), Scottish nationalist and medical practitioner, was born in Dalziel, near Motherwell, on 15 December 1913, the third son of the Revd John E. McIntyre and his wife, Catherine Morison. Educated at Hamilton Academy and Daniel Stewart's College, McIntyre went on to study medicine at the universities of ...

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Pitt, David Thomas, Baron Pitt of Hampstead (1913–1994), general practitioner and politician, was born on 3 October 1913 in Hampstead, St David's, Grenada, British West Indies, the son of Cyril S. L. Pitt. He was educated at St David's Roman Catholic School, Grenada...

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Somervell, (Theodore) Howard (1890–1975), medical missionary and mountaineer, was born on 16 April 1890, the eldest of three children and elder son of William Henry Somervell, of Brantfield, Kendal, and his wife, Florence Howard. W. H. Somervell was then directing the affairs of ...

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Tupper, Sir Charles, first baronet (1821–1915), doctor and prime minister of Canada, was born on 2 July 1821 just outside Amherst, Nova Scotia, the elder of the two sons of Revd Charles Tupper and his first wife, Miriam, née Lockhart, the widow of ...

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Walwyn, William (bap. 1600, d. 1681), Leveller and medical practitioner, was baptized on 17 August 1600 at Newland, Worcestershire. He was the second son of Robert Walwyn (d. in or before 1616) of Newland, a landed gentleman, and his second wife, Elizabeth (...

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Ward, Joshua (1684/5–1761), medical practitioner and inventor of medicines, was the son of William Ward, owner of an alum works, of Guisborough, Cleveland. He had at least two brothers, one being the wealthy and dishonest businessman and MP John Ward of Hackney (...

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Wentworth, D'Arcy (1762–1827), medical practitioner and public servant in Australia, was born on 14 February 1762 near Portadown, co. Armagh, Ireland, the sixth of the eight children of D'Arcy Wentworth, an innkeeper, and his wife, Martha Dixon, also of co. Armagh. The Irish family traced its ancient ancestry to ...