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Jesse Foot (1744–1826) by William Ward (after John Opie) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Foot, Jesse (1744–1826), surgeon and biographer, is thought to have been born at Charlton, Wiltshire. He was trained in London, possibly at the Middlesex Hospital, and became a member of the Company of Surgeons. Foot spent the years 1766–9 on Nevis in the ...


Moore [later Carrick-Moore], James (1762–1860), surgeon and biographer, was born on 21 December 1762 in Glasgow, the son of John Moore (1729–1802), physician and writer, and Jean (1735–1820), daughter of John Simson, professor of divinity at Glasgow University. Moore followed his father into medicine and studied in ...