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Gordon Goodwin

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Buissière [Bussière], Paul (d. 1739), surgeon and anatomist, was a native of France, and a protestant who had left his country on account of his religion. Before leaving France he had practised with distinction in the principality of Orange. He settled in the first instance at ...


Mainauduc, John Boniot de [John Boniot Demainauduc] (c. 1750–1797), surgeon and animal magnetizer, was born in Cork, the son of Elias Mainauduc (c.1710–1790), 'one of the greatest mathematicians in Europe', according to the Gentleman's Magazine (60, 1790, 575), but, more probably, a linen draper, of French protestant descent. After a classical education, probably in ...