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Baker, Robert (1803–1880), surgeon and factory inspector, was born on 15 August 1803 in York, the second son of John Baker, druggist, of High Ousegate, York, and his wife, Hannah. His career shows many parallels with that of the better-known Charles Turner Thackrah...

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Burrows, Sir John Cordy (1813–1876), surgeon and local politician, younger son of Robert Burrows, silversmith, of Ipswich, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James Cordy of London, was born at Ipswich, Suffolk, on 5 August 1813. His elder brother, Robert Burrows (1810–1883), who entered the family business, became a noted artist and photographer in ...

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G. T. Bettany

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Fife, Sir John (1795–1871), surgeon and politician, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, his father, William Fife, being a medical man of Scottish origin, practising at Newcastle. After qualifying as a member of the London College of Surgeons, he was for a short time an ...

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Hampton, John Stephen (1806?–1869), surgeon and colonial governor, is shown on his death certificate to have been born in 1810; however the British register of surgeons records his certificate as assistant surgeon in January 1829 at the age of twenty-two, and other details of his birth, parentage, and education have not been found. He gained his medical diploma at ...

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Somerville Hastings (1878–1967) by Rodrigo Moynihan, exh. RA 1946 © reserved; Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London

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Hastings, Somerville (1878–1967), surgeon and politician, was born on 4 March 1878 in Boreham Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, the son of Henry George Hastings (1850?–1905), Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Ellen (née Ward). He was educated at Wycliffe College, and, on a medical scholarship, at ...

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Percival Barton Lord (1808–1840) by John Kirkwood, pubd 1843 (after Charles Grey) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Lord, Percival Barton (1808–1840), diplomatic agent and surgeon, was born at Cork. He was the son of John Lord, chaplain to an institution founded by the Kingston family at Mitchelstown, co. Cork, for the relief of decayed gentlewomen. After being taught by his father he went to ...

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Sir John McNeill (1795–1883) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1845 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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H. M. Chichester

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McNeill, Sir John (1795–1883), diplomatist and surgeon, born on the island of Colonsay, Argyll, Scotland, was the third of the six sons of John McNeill (1767–1846) of Colonsay and his wife, Hester McNeill (d. 1843) of Dunmore, and the brother of Duncan McNeill, ...

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Paroissien, James (1784–1827), military surgeon and diplomatist, was born on 25 November 1784 at Barking, Essex, the son of Lewis Paroissien, a schoolmaster, whose Huguenot grandfather had been naturalized in 1709, and his wife, Mary. His half-brother, George, was educated at Cambridge and served as curate in ...

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Porritt, Arthur Espie, Baron Porritt (1900–1994), surgeon and governor-general of New Zealand, was born on 10 August 1900 at Wanganui, New Zealand, the son of Ernest Edward Porritt (1870–1950), a surgeon, and his wife, Ivy Elizabeth, née Mackenzie (d. 1914). He was educated at ...

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Arthur Espie Porritt, Baron Porritt (1900–1994) by Bassano, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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C. A. Harris

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Rowe, Sir Samuel (1835–1888), colonial governor and surgeon, born at Macclesfield, Cheshire, on 23 March 1835, was the youngest son of George Hambly Rowe, a Wesleyan minister, and Lydia, daughter of John Ramshall of London. He was educated at private schools and subsequently studied medicine, partly under ...

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D'A. Power

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

Stratton, John Proudfoot (1830–1895), surgeon and civil servant, son of David Stratton, a solicitor in Perth, was born in the parish of Caputh, near Dunkeld, Perthshire, on 2 July 1830. He was educated in his native town and afterwards at North Shields, where he became an apprentice to ...

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Taylor, John (1805–1842), surgeon and Chartist, was born on 16 September 1805 at Newark Castle, Ayrshire, the eldest son of Captain John Taylor of Blackhouse, Ayrshire, who had served in India and married an Indian lady. His family was connected with the Ayr Coal Company...