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Sir George Ballingall (1780–1855) by unknown engraver Wellcome Library, London

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Ballingall, Sir George (1780–1855), military surgeon and medical writer, was born on 2 May 1780 at Forglen, Banffshire, the son of the Revd Robert Ballingall, and his wife, a daughter of J. Simson of Edinshead. His education began at the Falkland parish school...

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Monica Eileen Baly (1914–1998) by unknown photographer [detail] © reserved / News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baly, Monica Eileen (1914–1998), nurse and historian of nursing, was born on 24 May 1914 at 23 Shirley Park Road, Shirley, near Croydon, Surrey, the first of the two children, and the only daughter, of Albert Frank Baly (d. 1953), a clerk with ...

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Jackson, Robert (bap. 1750, d. 1827), military surgeon and medical writer, was born at Stonebyres, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and baptized on 15 July 1750 at Wandel, Lanarkshire, the son of Laurence Jackson, a small farmer. After an early schooling at Wandel and Crawford he was apprenticed for three years to a surgeon at ...

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Macpherson, John (1817–1890), military surgeon and medical writer, was born on 20 May 1817 in Aberdeen, the son of Hugh Macpherson, professor of Greek at the University of Aberdeen, and his wife, Christina MacLeod. He was the brother of the political agent Samuel Charters Macpherson...