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Dawson, John (bap. 1735, d. 1820), mathematician and surgeon, was born at Raygill Farm in Garsdale, near Sedbergh in Yorkshire, the younger of the two sons of William Dawson and his wife, Mary, and was baptized on 25 February 1735. Accounts of his life have tended to stress the extreme poverty of his background. But ...

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Green, Joseph Henry (1791–1863), surgeon and natural philosopher, was born on 1 November 1791 at the family home, 11 London Wall, London, and was baptized on 12 December 1791 at St Alfege, London Wall. He was the only child of Joseph Green (1765?–1834)...

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Gurney, Sir Goldsworthy (1793–1875), surgeon and engineer, was born on 14 February 1793 at Treator, near Padstow, in Cornwall, the fourth son in the family of five sons and a daughter of John Gurney and his wife, Isabell, née Carter. He was named after his godmother, a daughter of ...

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MacCulloch, John (1773–1835), surgeon and geologist, was born on 6 October 1773 at his grandparents' home on Guernsey. He was the third of eight children born to James MacCulloch (1746–1832), wine merchant of Roscoff, and his wife, Elizabeth de Lisle, daughter of Thomas de Lisle...

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Mantell, Gideon Algernon (1790–1852), surgeon and geologist, was born on 3 February 1790 at his family's home in St Mary's Lane, Lewes, Sussex, a middle child among the eight of Thomas Mantell (1750–1807), a shoemaker, and his wife, Sarah Austen (1755–1828), originally from ...