Freke, John (1688–1756), surgeon and natural philosopher, son of John Freke (d. 1717), also a surgeon, was born in London, was apprenticed to Richard Blundell, and was elected assistant surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, in 1726. Soon afterwards he was appointed the first curator of the hospital museum, which was then located in a single room under the cutting ward. The calculi which the surgeons had before been accustomed to place in the counting-house when they received payment of their bills for operations were placed in this room, and probably arranged by ...
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Green, Joseph Henry (1791–1863), surgeon and natural philosopher, was born on 1 November 1791 at the family home, 11 London Wall, London, and was baptized on 12 December 1791 at St Alfege, London Wall. He was the only child of Joseph Green (1765?–1834)...
Russell, James (c. 1720–1773), surgeon and natural philosopher, was born in Edinburgh, the son of the surgeon Francis Russell and his wife, a daughter of Robert Gordon of Halhead, Aberdeenshire. Little is known of Russell until 21 January 1747, when he was made a burgess and guild brother of ...