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Bewley, William (1726–1783), surgeon apothecary and writer, was a native of Massingham, in Norfolk, where he was born on 5 September 1726. He practised as a surgeon apothecary in Great Massingham, but is better known for his contribution, which spanned twenty years, of articles and reviews to the ...

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Blackrie, Alexander (bap. 1702, d. 1772), surgeon-apothecary, was baptized on 14 June 1702 at the church of St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the seventh of the eleven children of William Blackrie and his wife, Isobel, née Fordyce. A merchant's son, he was educated at the grammar school and ...

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Thomas Seccombe

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Levet [Levett], Robert (bap. 1705, d. 1782), surgeon and apothecary, was born in Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire, near Hull, and baptized there on 30 August 1705 (Boswell, Life, 4.137, n. 1). He was the first of ten children born to ...

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Overend, Hall (1772–1831), surgeon apothecary and teacher of medicine, was born on 23 November 1772 in Settle, Yorkshire, the son of John Overend (c.1734–1826), variously described as woolcomber, weaver, and husbandman, and his wife, Isabel (c.1732–1803); they were members of the ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Sherwen, John (bap. 1748, d. 1826), surgeon and apothecary, son of John Sherwen, was baptized at St Michael's, Workington, Cumberland, on 23 April 1748. He was apprenticed to Anthony Harrison, surgeon and apothecary of Penrith, for five years, and then admitted a pupil at ...

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Sutton, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1788), surgeon, apothecary, and smallpox inoculator, was baptized in Kenton, Suffolk, on 12 February 1708, the son of Robert Sutton, gentleman. He was apprenticed in September 1726 to John Turner of Debenham, Suffolk, apothecary. In October 1731, shortly after completing his apprenticeship, he married ...