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Addenbrooke, John (bap. 1681, d. 1719), physician and benefactor, was born at Kingswinford in Staffordshire, and baptized on 13 June 1681 at the parish church in West Bromwich, the only son of Samuel Addenbrooke, vicar of West Bromwich, and Matilda Porry of Wolverhampton...

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F. H. Brown

revised by Mark Harrison

Blaney, Thomas (1823–1903), physician and philanthropist, was born at Caherconlish, Pallas Green, co. Limerick, Ireland, on 24 May 1823. Of humble origin, he went out to Bombay with his parents when only three. Ten years later, in 1836, he was apprenticed to the subordinate medical department of the ...

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Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women, was born on 24 March 1864 at Bank Buildings, 10A Coats Lane, Whitehaven, Cumberland. One of six children, she was the second of three daughters born to ...

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Clark, Hilda (1881–1955), physician and humanitarian aid worker, was born on 12 January 1881 at Green Bank, Street, Somerset, the youngest of the six children of William Stephens Clark (1839–1925), shoe manufacturer and social reformer, and Helen Priestman Clark (1840–1927), daughter of John Bright (1811–1889)...

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Francis Watt

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Gordon, William (1800–1849), physician and philanthropist, was born at Fountains Hall, near Ripon, Yorkshire, on 2 August 1800. He attended Ripon grammar school, and was then articled to a general practitioner at Otley. After two years he left to study medicine, briefly in ...

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Gostlin, John (1632/3–1705), educational benefactor and physician, was baptized at Dickleburgh, Norfolk, on 29 January 1633. He was the son of John Gostlin (1604/5–c.1641), formerly fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and great-nephew of another John Gostlin, formerly master of the same college—as is stated on his tomb in the college chapel. ...

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William Hawes (1736–1808) by Pierre François Bertonnier (after A. Lefèvre) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Hawes, William (1736–1808), philanthropist and physician, was born on 28 November 1736 at the Thatched House tavern, midway between Astey's Row and Cross Street, Islington, the son of the landlord, Thomas Hawes. Educated first at John Shield's academy, Islington, he became a scholar at ...

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Lee, Matthew (1694–1755), physician and benefactor, was born in Northamptonshire, the son of William Lee. Between 1709 and 1713 he was educated at Westminster School, and then at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated BA (1717), MA (1720), MB (1722), and MD (1726). In addition to his medical studies at ...

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John Coakley Lettsom (1744–1815) by T. R. Poole, 1809 by permission of the Royal College of Physicians, London

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Lettsom, John Coakley (1744–1815), physician and philanthropist, was born on 22 November 1744 at Little Vandyke, one of the Virgin Islands, West Indies, the son of Edward Lettsom, plantation owner, and his wife, Mary née Coakley. The Lettsoms were a Quaker family, originally from ...

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William Oliver (1695–1764) by William Hoare, exh. Society of Artists 1761 [right, examining patients with Mr Peirce] Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath; photograph © Clive Quinnel

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Oliver, William (1695–1764), physician and philanthropist, born at Ludgvan, Cornwall, on 4 August 1695, was baptized on 27 August 1695, and described as the son of John Oliver. The suggestion that he was the illegitimate child of William Oliver (bap. 1658, d. 1716)...

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Perse, Stephen (1547/8–1615), physician and benefactor, was born in either 1547 or 1548, the son of John Perse, landowner, of Great Massingham, Norfolk. He was educated at a school in Norwich before being admitted, aged seventeen, as a pensioner of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Philip, Sir Robert William (1857–1939), physician and founder of tuberculosis dispensaries, was born at Govan, Glasgow, on 29 December 1857, the youngest son of George Philip, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, whose charge was Union Church, Govan, and his wife, ...

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John Radcliffe (bap. 1650, d. 1714) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1710–12 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Radcliffe, John (bap. 1650, d. 1714), physician and philanthropist, was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, the son of George Radcliffe, governor of the Wakefield house of correction (1647–61) and a man of strong republican principles, and Sarah, daughter of Mr Louder, a prosperous Wakefield...

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C. L. Falkiner

revised by Patrick Wallis

Steevens, Richard (1653–1710), physician and benefactor, and Grizell Steevens (1653–1747), his sister, born in Wiltshire, were the twin children of John Steevens (d. 1682), an English royalist clergyman, and his wife, Constance. The family left Wiltshire for Ireland some time after 1654, and ...

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Stobart, Mabel Annie St Clair [née Mabel Annie Boulton; other married name Mabel Annie Stobart Greenhalgh] (1862–1954), medical relief worker and writer, was born at 37 Wood Street, Woolwich, on 3 February 1862, the third daughter of Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton, first baronet...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Swiney, George (c. 1786–1844), doctor and benefactor, was the son of William Swiney (1760–1820), Royal Navy lieutenant from January 1771, captain from May 1779, rear-admiral of the blue from February 1797, and admiral of the white from July 1810, a descendant of Major Matthew Swiney (1681–1766)...