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Joshua Dixon (bap. 1743, d. 1825) by Samuel Crosthwaite, pubd 1830 (after George Sheffield the elder) reproduced by kind permission of Copeland Borough Council and The Beacon, Whitehaven

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Marten Hutt

Dixon, Joshua (bap. 1743, d. 1825), physician and biographer, was baptized at St Nicholas's Church, Whitehaven, Cumberland, on 12 August 1743, the son of Joshua and Elizabeth Dixon. He graduated MD from the University of Edinburgh in 1768, and thereafter practised medicine in ...

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Johnstone, John (1768–1836), physician and biographer, was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, the sixth son and one of the eleven children of the Scottish medical practitioner James Johnstone (1730–1802) and his Kidderminster-born wife, Hannah Crane (1733–1802). He was baptized on 23 November 1768 at the ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Patrick Wallis

Lonsdale, Henry (1816–1876), physician and biographer, was born in St Mary, Carlisle, on 25 February 1816, the son of Henry Lonsdale, a tradesman there, and his wife, Hannah. After attending a local school he was apprenticed in 1831 to Messrs Anderson and Hodgson...

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Mackenzie, George (1669–1725), physician and biographer, was born in Ross-shire on 10 December 1669, son of the Hon. Colin Mackenzie, soldier, second son of George Mackenzie, second earl of Seaforth, and Jean Lawrie (d. 1670/71), daughter of Dr Robert Lawrie, dean of ...

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William Munk (1816–1898) by John Collier, 1898 Estate of the Artist; Royal College of Physicians, London

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Norman Moore

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Munk, William (1816–1898), physician and biographer, eldest son of William Munk, an ironmonger, and his wife, Jane Kenward, was born on 24 September 1816 at Battle, Sussex. After education at University College, London, he graduated MD at Leiden in 1837.

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C. H. Firth

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Skinner, Thomas (1629/30–1679), physician and biographer, probably the son of Nicholas Skinner, of Brentwood, Essex, was born there, and educated at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, before being admitted sizar of St John's College, Cambridge, on 29 May 1646, at the age of sixteen. He graduated BA in 1649 at ...

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Whitehead, John (1739/40–1804), physician and biographer, was born, apparently in Dukinfield, Cheshire, one of at least three sons of 'humble' and allegedly Methodist parents, though they appear to have belonged originally to the dissenting chapel in Dukinfield until joining the Moravians in 1738. ...