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Anderson, Patrick (1579/80–c. 1660), physician and manufacturer of patent medicines, was born in Scotland. By 1618, when his first work appeared, he was already an established physician in Edinburgh; the book, about the cold spring of Kinghorn Craig in the Firth of Forth...

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Blackrie, Alexander (bap. 1702, d. 1772), surgeon-apothecary, was baptized on 14 June 1702 at the church of St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the seventh of the eleven children of William Blackrie and his wife, Isobel, née Fordyce. A merchant's son, he was educated at the grammar school and ...

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Chandler, John (1699/1700–1780), apothecary, was born at Bath, the grandson of a tradesman in Taunton and the younger son—there was at least one daughter, the poet Mary Chandler (1687–1745)—of Henry Chandler (d. 1717), a dissenting minister, and his wife, formerly Miss Bridgman...

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Laurie, Gilbert (bap. 1718, d. 1787), apothecary and local politician, was born in Edinburgh and was baptized there on 24 October 1718. He was the son of Gilbert Laurie or Laury (d. after 1765?) of Crossrig, Berwickshire, a surgeon apothecary, and the first of his three wives, ...

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Philip, Sir Robert William (1857–1939), physician and founder of tuberculosis dispensaries, was born at Govan, Glasgow, on 29 December 1857, the youngest son of George Philip, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, whose charge was Union Church, Govan, and his wife, ...

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Preston, George (1664/5–1749), apothecary and botanist, was the sixth child and fourth son of Sir Robert Preston and his second wife, Margaret Bothwell. Charles Preston (1660–1711), professor of botany in the University of Edinburgh, was his older brother. The place of his birth is not recorded, although the ...