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Duddell, Benedict (c. 1695–1759x67), surgeon and oculist, about whose life few details are known, was probably educated in France and served his surgical apprenticeship in a town about 4 leagues from Paris. In 1718 he was in practice at Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Upset by his failure to save the sight of a poor labourer under his care, ...

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Forbes, Sir Charles Fergusson (1779–1852), army surgeon and ophthalmic physician, the son of William and Elizabeth Forbes, was born on 22 March 1779, and was baptized at the Independent Chapel, Great Coggeshall, Essex, on 21 May. He received his medical education in London...

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Holland, Sir Henry Tristram (1875–1965), missionary and eye surgeon, was born on 12 February 1875 in the cathedral close, Durham, the second son in the family of three sons and one daughter of William Lyall Holland, then a cathedral canon, and Mary Gertrude...

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Ridley, Sir (Nicholas) Harold Lloyd (1906–2001), ophthalmic surgeon and inventor of the intraocular lens implant, was born on 10 July 1906 at Kibworth Beauchamp, near Market Harborough, Leicestershire, the elder son of Nicholas Charles Ridley, a naval surgeon who later moved into ophthalmology, and his wife, ...

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Roper, Patrick Dacre Trevor- (1916–2004), ophthalmic surgeon and author, was born on 7 June 1916 at 20 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland, the younger son of Bertie William Edward Trevor-Roper (1885–1978), general practitioner, and his wife, Kathleen Elizabeth, née Davison (1885–1964). His father was general practitioner to the ...

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Ware, James (1756–1815), surgeon and oculist, born at Portsmouth on 11 February 1756, was son of Elizabeth Dale (1716–1795) and Martin Ware (1717–1801), who was successively the master shipbuilder of the royal dockyards of Sheerness, Plymouth, and Deptford. James Ware was educated at the ...