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Agnew, Sir James Willson (1815–1901), medical practitioner and politician in Tasmania, born at Ballyclare, co. Antrim, Ireland, on 2 October 1815, was the son of James William Agnew, a physician, and Ellen Stewart, of Larne, co. Antrim. Educated for the medical profession at ...

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Bland, William (1789–1868), medical practitioner and politician in Australia, was born in London on 5 November 1789, the second son of Dr Robert Bland (1740–1816). William was said to have attended the Merchant Taylors' School, but this has not been confirmed. Certainly, he was drawn to medicine and on 6 January 1809 qualified as a surgeon's mate in the ...

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Bright, Herbert Christian Bankole- (1883–1958), medical practitioner and politician in Sierra Leone, was born of Sierra Leonean parents on 23 August 1883 at Okrika (later in Nigeria), the son of Jacob Galba Bright (1843–1910), businessman, and his wife, Laetitia, née Williams (...

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Datta, Sukha Sagar [Sukhsagar] (1890–1967), medical practitioner and political activist, was born in Bengal, the youngest son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Dwijadas Datta (b. 1856), professor of agriculture, and his wife, Muktakeshi, daughter of a ...

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Charles Hill, Baron Hill of Luton (1904–1989) by Elliott & Fry, 1951 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hill, Charles, Baron Hill of Luton (1904–1989), doctor, politician, and broadcaster, was born in Islington, London, on 15 January 1904, the youngest in the family of two sons and a daughter of Charles Hill, maker of pianoforte parts, who died in 1906, and his wife, ...

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Jameson, Sir Leander Starr, baronet (1853–1917), medical practitioner and colonial administrator, was born on 9 February 1853 at 5 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, the youngest of eleven children of Robert William Jameson (1805–1868), writer to the signet, poet, playwright, radical freethinker, supporter of colonial settlement, and campaigner against slavery and the corn laws—and brother of ...

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Sir Leander Starr Jameson, baronet (1853–1917) by George Charles Beresford, 1914 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Douglas McIntyre (1913–1998) by Bob Landry, 1945 Bob Landry

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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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M'Douall [McDouall], Peter Murray (c. 1814–1854), Chartist and medical practitioner, was born in Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, the son of Andrew M'Douall. He served an apprenticeship with a surgeon in his home town, studied at Glasgow and Edinburgh, and in summer 1835 was admitted to the ...

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Monro, Sir David (1813–1877), doctor and politician in New Zealand, was born in Edinburgh on 27 March 1813, the seventh of the twelve children of Alexander Monro tertius (1773–1859) and his first wife, Maria, the daughter of Dr Carmichael Smyth. He attended Edinburgh Academy...

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Nelson, Wolfred (1791–1863), doctor and rebel in Canada, was born in Montreal on 10 July 1791, the third son of William Nelson, a schoolmaster, and Jane Dies, the daughter of a wealthy American loyalist who had moved to Canada after the revolution. He was educated at his father's school at ...

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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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David Thomas Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead (1913–1994) by unknown photographer, 1975 Getty Images

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Rolph, John (1793–1870), medical practitioner and politician in Canada, the eldest son of Thomas Rolph (1768–1814), also a medical practitioner, and his wife, Frances, née Petty (c.1778–1829), was born at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, on 4 March 1793. His parents emigrated to Upper Canada...

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Salter, Alfred (1873–1945), medical practitioner and politician, was born at 23 South Street, Greenwich on 16 June 1873, the son of Walter Hookway Salter and Elizabeth Jester. His father was an administrative officer with the Metropolitan Gas Company. Salter's childhood and adolescence were economically secure; his family's growing prosperity was indicated by a move to ...

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Scholes, Theophilus Edward Samuel [pseud. Bartholomew Smith] (c. 1858–c. 1940), medical practitioner and political commentator, was born in Jamaica and brought up in Stewart Town. Good schooling and access to steady funds enabled him to study medicine at St Mungo's College, Glasgow...

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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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Sir Charles Tupper, first baronet (1821–1915) by Barraud, pubd 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London