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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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Chisholm, Colin (1754/5–1825), surgeon and medical writer, was the eldest son of William Chisholm (1717–1807) of Buntait, Inverness-shire, surgeon, provost of Inverness, and his first wife, Janet Mackintosh, daughter of John Mackintosh of Kyllachy. His parents married at Inverness on 11 December 1746. ...

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Cope, Sir (Vincent) Zachary (1881–1974), surgeon and medical historian, was born in Kingston upon Hull on 14 February 1881, the youngest of ten children (of whom three died in early childhood) of Thomas John Gilbert Cope, a minister of the United Methodist church in ...

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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...

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Ryan, Michael (1800–1840), surgeon and writer on medicine, of unknown parentage, was probably born in Ireland. He studied medicine in Dublin and Edinburgh, where he took his degree and became a member of the College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He spent several years in practice in ...

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Wakley, Thomas Henry (1821–1907), journal editor and surgeon, eldest of the three sons of Thomas Wakley (1795–1862) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Goodchild (d. 1857), was born in London on 21 March 1821. He never used his second Christian name, partly, it is said, out of reverence for his father, who was proprietor of the medical journal ...