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R. J. Rowlette

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Atthill, Lombe (1827–1910), obstetrician and gynaecologist, born on 3 December 1827 at Ardess, Magheraculmoney, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, was the youngest of ten surviving children of William Atthill (1774–1847) and his wife, Henrietta Margaret Eyre, eldest daughter of George Maunsell, dean of Leighlin. Atthill's...

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Barlow, James (1767–1839), obstetric surgeon, was born at Croichley Fold Farm, Hawkshaw, Lancashire, the son of William Barlow (d. 1815) and his wife, Catherine Taylor (d. 1768); they also had a daughter, Catherine, and an elder son, John. He was a descendant of the ...

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Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes (1912–1999) by Nick Sinclair, 1995 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor (1912–1999), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born in Cliff Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, on 18 August 1912, the first of five children of Walter Wharton Barnes, a Methodist minister from Addingham, Yorkshire, and his wife, Alice Mary, formerly Ibbetson...

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Bourne, Aleck William (1886–1974), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born into modest circumstances on 4 June 1886 at Rosebank, Whetstone, Finchley, Middlesex, the only son of the Revd William Charles Bourne, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Sarah Wilson Palmer. He was educated at ...

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Clayton, Sir Stanley George (1911–1986), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 13 September 1911 in Hankow (Hankou), China, the younger son (there were no daughters) of the Revd George Clayton, Methodist minister, and his wife, Florence Powell. At the age of eight he was sent to school in ...

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Charles James Cullingworth (1841–1908) by Francis Henry Hart © reserved

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Cullingworth, Charles James (1841–1908), gynaecologist and obstetrician, son of Griffith Cullingworth (d. 1860), bookseller, and his wife, Sarah Gledhill, was born on 3 June 1841 at 23 Commercial Street, Leeds. He was educated at Wesley College in Sheffield before joining the family business, but after his father's death he entered the ...

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D'Arcy, Dame Constance Elizabeth (1879–1950), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 1 June 1879 at Rylstone, New South Wales, the fifth daughter and the youngest of the ten children of Murty D'Arcy, a sergeant of police, and his wife, Bridget Synnott. She passed the senior public examination from ...

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Donaldson, Malcolm (1884–1973), obstetric physician and gynaecologist, was born at Tower House, Chiswick Lane, Chiswick, Middlesex, on 27 April 1884, the son of John Donaldson, a civil engineer, and his wife, Frances Sarah Thornycroft. He was educated at Charterhouse School and matriculated at ...

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Kerr, (John Martin) Munro (1868–1960), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born in Glasgow on 5 December 1868, the son of George Munro Kerr, a ship and insurance broker, and his wife, Jessie Elizabeth Martin. He was educated first at Glasgow Academy and then at ...

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Robert Lee (1793–1877) by Frederick James Smyth, pubd 1851 (after John Jabez Edwin Mayall) Wellcome Library, London

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Lee, Robert (1793–1877), physician specializing in gynaecology and obstetrics, was born at Whitelaw in the parish of Melrose, Roxburghshire, the second son of John Lee, a major agriculturist. He was educated at Galashiels and entered Edinburgh University in 1806, aged thirteen and intended for the church, but then decided to devote himself to medicine. ...

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Lloyd [née Shufflebotham], Dame Hilda Nora (1891–1982), gynaecologist and obstetrician, was born on 11 August 1891 at 170 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, the younger daughter of John Shufflebotham (d. 1937), a master grocer, and his wife, Emma Amelia Jenkins. She was a foundation scholar at ...

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R. J. Rowlette

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Macan, Sir Arthur Vernon (1843–1908), gynaecologist and obstetrician, born at 9 Mountjoy Square, Dublin, on 30 January 1843, was the eldest of three sons in a family of five children of John Macan, of a co. Sligo family, a leading QC on the ...

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McIlroy, Dame (Anne) Louise (1878–1968), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born at Lavin House, co. Antrim, Ireland, daughter of James McIlroy, general practitioner of Ballycastle, co. Antrim. Her sister, Janie Hamilton McIlroy, became a specialist in ophthalmology. Louise McIlroy graduated MB ChB at Glasgow University...

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(John) Chassar Moir (1900–1977) by Bassano, c. 1967 by courtesy of the family / Photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moir, (John) Chassar (1900–1977), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 21 March 1900 at 7 Melville Gardens, Montrose, Angus, in Scotland, the youngest of four children of John Moir (1860–1931), wine merchant and grocer, and Isabella Moir, née Pirie (1864–1949). He attended Montrose Academy...

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Puxon [née Hale], (Christine) Margaret (1915–2008), gynaecologist, obstetrician, and barrister, was born at 15 High Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, on 25 July 1915, the daughter of Reginald Wood Hale (1884–1971), iron merchant, and his wife, Clara Lilian, née Poulton (1887–1948). She was brought up in ...

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Shaw, Sir William Fletcher (1878–1961), obstetric physician and gynaecologist, was born on 13 April 1878 at Richmond Terrace, Clayton, Manchester, the son of David Shaw, an oil distiller, and his wife, Zillah Fletcher, daughter of a Lancashire woollen manufacturer. He started his education as a pupil at ...