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Beddoe, John (1826–1911), physician and anthropologist, was born in Bewdley, Worcestershire, on 21 September 1826, the son of John Beddoe JP, a merchant, and Emma, daughter of Henry Barrer Child of Bewdley. Educated at Bridgnorth School, he studied medicine at University College, London...

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Buck, Sir Peter Henry [called Te Rangi Hiroa] (1877?–1951), anthropologist and physician, was born in Urenui, Taranaki province, New Zealand. There is uncertainty over his birth date since it was not registered. Buck believed that he was born in 1880, but October 1877, the date recorded in his primary school register, is probably more accurate. His father, ...

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Hunt, James (1833–1869), speech therapist and anthropologist, was born at Godlingston Manor, Swanage, Dorset, the son of Thomas Hunt (1802–1851), a tenant farmer and speech therapist, and his wife, Mary (1805/6–1855). Nothing is known of his education except that he was trained by his father in the art of curing stammering through breathing exercises, muscle control, and building a patient's confidence, the subject of his ...