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Bushell, Stephen Wootton (1844–1908), physician and art historian, born on 28 July 1844 at Woodnesborough, near Sandwich, Kent, was the third son of William Bushell, a farmer, and his wife, Sarah Frances Wootton. After education at Tunbridge Wells School and at Grange Court, Chigwell...

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Edward Whitaker Gray (1748–1806) by Sir Augustus Wall Callcott [detail] © Royal Society

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Gray, Edward Whitaker (1748–1806), physician and museum curator, was born on 21 March 1748, probably in London, the second son of Samuel Gray (bap. 1693?, d. 1766), seedsman, and his wife, Juliana, née Kelly (d. 1774). An older brother, Samuel Gray (1739–1771)...

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John St John Long (1798–1834) by James Fahey, 1831 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Long, John St John (1798–1834), quack and painter, was born at Newcastle West, co. Limerick, the second of three children of John Long and Anne St John. His father was a basket maker and handyman, and both parents were protestant. After demonstrating an ability in sketching, ...

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Loudon, Irvine Stewart Lees (1924–2015), by unknown photographer, c. 2004

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Loudon, Irvine Stewart Lees (1924–2015), general practitioner, medical historian, and artist, was born on 1 August 1924 at 120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, the younger son of Andrew Walker Buist Loudon (1880–1968) and his wife, Sarah Margaret Black (Morag), née Lees (...

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MacKenzie, Alister [Alexander] (1870–1934), golf course architect and medical practitioner, was born at The Orchard, Normanton, near Leeds, on 30 August 1870, the second of six children of Dr William Scobie MacKenzie (c.1820–1917), medical practitioner, and his wife, Mary Jane Smith...

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Richard Mead (1673–1754) by Allan Ramsay, 1747 Coram Foundation, Foundling Museum, London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mead, Richard (1673–1754), physician and collector of books and art, was born at Worcester House, Stepney, Middlesex, on 11 August 1673, the eleventh child of thirteen of Matthew Meade (1628/9–1699), a nonconforming minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Walton (d. 1707). Matthew Meade...

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Monro, Thomas (1759–1833), physician and patron of art, the youngest son of Dr John Monro (1715–1791), physician, and his wife, Elizabeth, was born in London. He was the grandson of Dr James Monro. Educated at Harrow School, under the classicist and divine Dr Samuel Parr...

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Propert, John Lumsden (1834–1902), physician and art critic, was born on 9 April 1834, the son of John Propert (1792–1867), surgeon, and his wife, Juliana Ross. His father founded in 1855 the Royal Medical Benevolent College, Epsom, and served as its treasurer. Propert...