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Armstrong, George (1719/20–1789), physician specializing in the treatment of children, was born at Castleton in Liddesdale, Roxburghshire, the third son and youngest of the six children of Robert Armstrong (1661–1732), Presbyterian minister, of Castleton, and his second wife, Christian Mowatt (1675–1753). He was the younger brother of the poet ...


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Thomson, John (1856–1926), paediatrician, was born at 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh, on 23 November 1856, the second of three children and only son of Thomas Thomson (d. 1876), writer to the signet, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1871), daughter of Alexander Cleghorn...