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Ronald Macbeth

revised by Anita McConnell

Cawthorne, Sir Terence Edward (1902–1970), ear surgeon, was born in Aberdeen on 29 September 1902, the only child of William Cawthorne, a customs official, and his wife, Annie England. Cawthorne was educated at Denstone College and at the medical school of King's College Hospital, London...

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G. L. Cheatle

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Cheatle, Arthur Henry (1866–1929), otologist, was born at Belvedere, Kent, on 4 December 1866, the second son of George Cheatle, solicitor, of Belvedere, and of Burford, Oxfordshire, and his wife, Mary Anne, daughter of James Allen, of Dartford, Kent. He was educated in ...

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Curtis, John Harrison (1778–1860), otologist, was the first child of John Curtis (b. 1755), doctor of medicine, and his wife, Lydia, née Davis. Nothing is known about his early life or education. He was said to be insignificant and short in stature but he was self-reliant and naturally shrewd....

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John Harrison Curtis (1778–1860) by R. Cooper, pubd 1819 (after J. Shand) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hallpike, Charles Skinner (1900–1979), neuro-otologist, was born on 19 July 1900 in Murree, India, the son of Frank Robert Hallpike (1870–1934), a jeweller, and Rosamund Helen, née Skinner (1873–1946), granddaughter of James Skinner (1778–1841), founder of Skinner's Horse light cavalry regiment. Educated at ...

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James Hinton (1822–1875) by Charles Henry Jeens, 1876 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hinton, James (1822–1875), otologist and writer on philosophy, second son of John Howard Hinton (1791–1873), Baptist minister, was born at Reading, Berkshire. He was educated by his uncle at a school in Old Butcher Row, Oxford, which was founded by his grandfather, and afterwards at a school for nonconformists at ...

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Macintyre, John (1857–1928), laryngological surgeon and radiologist, was born on 2 October 1857 in the slum area of 343 High Street, Glasgow. His father, Donald Macintyre, had migrated from his native Argyll to Glasgow in search of work, and became a journeyman tailor there. His mother, ...

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Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837–1892) by Walery, c. 1888 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mackenzie, Sir Morell (1837–1892), physician and laryngologist, was born on 7 July 1837 at 742 High Road, Leytonstone, London, the eldest of the nine children of Stephen Mackenzie (1803–1851), a general practitioner, and his wife, Margaret Frances (d. 1877), daughter of Adam Harvey...

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E. A. Peters

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Milligan, Sir William (1864–1929), laryngologist and otologist, was born at Aberdeen on 24 August 1864, the son of the Very Revd William Milligan (1821–1893), professor of biblical criticism at Aberdeen University from 1860 to 1893, and his wife, Anne Mary, daughter of David Macbeth Moir...

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Negus, Sir Victor Ewings (1887–1974), laryngologist, was born on 6 February 1887 in Tooting, London, the third son of a solicitor, William Negus (d. 1924/5), lieutenant for the county of Surrey, and his wife, Emily, née Ewings (d. 1939). Educated at ...

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Sir Victor Ewings Negus (1887–1974) by Elliott & Fry, 1956 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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D'A. Power

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Pilcher, George (1801–1855), ear surgeon, son of Jeremiah Pilcher, of Winkfield, Berkshire, was born on 30 April 1801. He was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons on 2 April 1824 and immediately afterwards began to practise as a surgeon in ...

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F. de H. Hall

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Semon, Sir Felix (1849–1921), laryngologist, was born on 8 December 1849 at Danzig, Germany, the elder son of Simon Joseph Semon, stockbroker, of Berlin, and his wife, Henrietta, née Aschenheim. His medical studies began at Heidelberg, but were interrupted by the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), in which he served as a volunteer in the ...

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Sir Felix Semon (1849–1921) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1906 by kind permission of the Royal Society of Medicine, London

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Smyly, Sir Philip Crampton (1838–1904), surgeon and laryngologist, was born at 8 Ely Place, Dublin, on 17 June 1838, the eldest son in the family of four sons and eight daughters of Josiah Smyly (1804–1864), a Dublin surgeon, and his wife, Ellen Smyly (1815–1901)...

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Thomson, Sir St Clair (1859–1943), laryngologist, was born on 28 July 1859 at Fahan, Londonderry, the seventh child of the five sons and three daughters of John Gibson Thomson, a civil engineer (and past pupil of Thomas Telford) of Ardrishaig by Loch Gilp, Argyll...

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Toynbee, Joseph (1815–1866), ear surgeon, was born at Heckington, Lincolnshire, on 30 December 1815, the second son of George Toynbee, a landowner and large tenant farmer. Educated at King's Lynn grammar school, at the age of seventeen he was apprenticed to William Wade...

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Joseph Toynbee (1815–1866) by Maull & Co. © National Portrait Gallery, London