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H. R. Tedder

revised by Michael Bevan

Atkinson, James (1759–1839), surgeon and bibliographer, the son of a medical practitioner and friend of Laurence Sterne, received his medical education as a pupil of Henry Cline of St Thomas's Hospital, London, and attended the lectures of Thomas Denman, physician-accoucheur to the Middlesex Hospital...

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James Atkinson (1759–1839) by William Etty, 1832 York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)

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Sidney Lee

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Balfour, Francis (d. in or after 1816), surgeon and orientalist, was born in Edinburgh and took his MD degree there in 1767. He entered the East India Company's service in Bengal as assistant surgeon on 3 July 1769, and was appointed full surgeon on 10 August 1777....

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Barling, Sir (Harry) Gilbert, baronet (1855–1940), surgeon and academic administrator, the fourth son of William Barling (d. 1896), farmer and veterinary surgeon, of Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Eliza Sharpe, was born at Newnham-on-Severn on 30 April 1855. Barling was educated at a boarding-school at ...

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Barrett, William (1727?–1789), surgeon and antiquary, was born at Notton in the parish of Lacock, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 6 June 1729. Little is known of his parents except that they died while he was a child; his brother, Anthony Barrett...

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Sidney Lee

revised by Michael Bevan

Becket, William (1684–1738), surgeon and antiquary, was born at Abingdon, Berkshire. In the early years of the eighteenth century he was well known in London as a surgeon and an enthusiastic antiquary. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 11 December 1718 and read three papers on ...

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Jennett Humphreys

revised by John Whyman

Boys, William (1735–1803), surgeon and topographer, was born in Deal, Kent, on 7 September 1735, the eldest son of Commodore William Boys (1700–1774), afterwards lieutenant-governor of Greenwich Hospital, and Elizabeth Pearson of Deal. He practised as a surgeon in Sandwich and devoted much of his spare time to literature and scientific research. Descended from an ancient ...

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Richard Carmichael (1779–1849) by Edward Francis Finden (after Sir Frederic William Burton) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Carmichael, Richard (1779–1849), surgeon and educationist, was born in Bishop Street, Dublin, on 6 February 1779, the fourth son of Hugh Carmichael, solicitor, who was closely related to the Scottish family of the earls of Hyndford, and his wife, Sarah (née Rogers)...

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Cox, William Sands (1802–1875), surgeon and a founder of Queen's College, Birmingham, was the eldest son of Edward Townsend Cox (1769–1863), a well-known Birmingham surgeon. After being educated locally at the King Edward VI Grammar School, he was articled to his father and began to study medicine at ...

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Cullum, Sir Thomas Gery, seventh baronet (1741–1831), surgeon and herald, was the second son of Sir John Cullum, fifth baronet (bap. 1699, d. 1774), landowner, of Hawstead Place and Hardwick House, Suffolk, and his second wife, Susanna Gery (1712/13–1784), daughter of Sir Thomas Gery...

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Drake, Francis (bap. 1696, d. 1771), antiquary and surgeon, was baptized in Pontefract on 22 January 1696, the son of Francis Drake (1654–1713), vicar of Pontefract and canon of York, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Dickson, town clerk of ...

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Francis Drake (bap. 1696, d. 1771) by Philip Mercier, 1743 York City Art Gallery

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H. M. Chichester

revised by Christian Kerslake

Fuller, John (d. 1825), surgeon and historian, was for some years in practice as a surgeon at Ayton, Berwickshire. During that time, in 1785, he published a pamphlet, New Hints Relating to Persons Drowned and Apparently Dead, in which he proposed transfusion from the carotid artery of a sheep as a means of resuscitation. It does not appear that the method was tried. On 21 November 1789 ...

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Jordan, Joseph (1787–1873), surgeon and lecturer, was born on 3 March 1787, at 116 Water Street, Manchester, the sixth and youngest child of William Jordan and his wife, Mary Moors. He was educated at the Revd J. Birchall's school, Manchester, and in 1802 was apprenticed to ...

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O'Halloran, Sylvester (1728–1807), surgeon and antiquary, was born on 31 December 1728 at Caherdavin, co. Clare, Ireland, the third son of Michael O'Halloran, a substantial farmer, and Mary McDonnell. He attended a school in Limerick run by the Revd Robert Cashin and was taught Irish by the Jacobite poet ...

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Oven, Joshua van (1766–1838), surgeon and educationist, was born in London, the son of Abraham van Oven (d. 1778), physician, who according to family tradition was of Spanish descent. He had settled in London from Holland shortly after qualifying at Leiden in 1759. Both were Hebrew scholars and each in turn combined private medical practice with service as honorary medical officer to the poor of the ...

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Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph (1791–1865), surgeon and antiquary, was born on 28 October 1791 at 128 Fleet Street, London, son of William Pettigrew (1739–1825), surgeon–apothecary, a Scot and former naval surgeon, and his second wife, Elizabeth (née Cranford). Thomas showed an interest in anatomy from the age of twelve. He attended a local school until the age of fourteen, assisted his father for two years in his duties as surgeon to ...

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Power, Sir D'Arcy (1855–1941), surgeon and historian, was born at 3 Grosvenor Terrace, Pimlico, London, on 11 November 1855, the eldest of six sons and five daughters of Henry Power, then assistant surgeon at the Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, and his wife and first cousin, ...