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Ballingall, Sir George (1780–1855), military surgeon and medical writer, was born on 2 May 1780 at Forglen, Banffshire, the son of the Revd Robert Ballingall, and his wife, a daughter of J. Simson of Edinshead. His education began at the Falkland parish school...

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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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Clarke, Edwin Sisterson (1919–1996), medical historian and neurologist, was born on 18 June 1919 at Mona House, Crow Hall Lane, Felling-on-Tyne, co. Durham, son of Joseph Henry Clarke, painter and decorator, and Nellie, daughter of Robert Sisterson, a shopkeeper. Brought up in poverty by his mother, he left ...

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G. C. Boase

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Clutterbuck, Henry (1767–1856), physician and medical writer, was born at Marazion, Cornwall, on 28 January 1767, the fifth child of Thomas Clutterbuck (1728–1781), a solicitor, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Christopher Masterman, a merchant of Truro. After attending the local grammar school ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Glass, Thomas (1709–1786), physician and medical writer, was born on 14 May 1709 in Tiverton, second of the nine children of Michael Glass, dyer, of Tiverton, Devon, and Elizabeth, daughter of John Handford. He was educated first at Tiverton by Revd John Moore...

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Loudon, Irvine Stewart Lees (1924–2015), general practitioner, medical historian, and artist, was born on 1 August 1924 at 120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, the younger son of Andrew Walker Buist Loudon (1880–1968) and his wife, Sarah Margaret Black (Morag), née Lees (...

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E. A. Underwood

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Singer, Charles Joseph (1876–1960), historian of medicine and science, was born on 2 November 1876 at 22 Brunswick Square, Camberwell, London, the fifth child and fourth son of Simeon Singer (1848–1906), headmaster of Jews' College School and minister of Borough New Synagogue, and his wife, ...

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Tuke, Daniel Hack (1827–1895), physician and writer on psychological medicine, was born on 19 April 1827 at St Lawrence Street, York, the youngest of the thirteen children of Samuel Tuke (1784–1857), asylum reformer and Quaker philanthropist, and his wife, Priscilla (1784–1827), daughter of ...