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Thomas Seccombe

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Anderson, William (1842–1900), anatomist and writer on art, was born on 18 December 1842 in London at the Eldon Arms, Queen Square, the son of William Henry Anderson, licensed victualler, and his wife, Ann, formerly Cattel. After attending the City of London School...

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Baillie, Matthew (1761–1823), morbid anatomist and physician, was born on 27 October 1761 at Shotts manse, Lanarkshire, the second but only surviving son of James Baillie (c.1722–1778) and his wife, Dorothea (c.1721–1806). They had an elder daughter, and also one younger, ...

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Matthew Baillie (1761–1823) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1806 by permission of the Royal College of Physicians, London

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John Barclay (1758–1826) by John Syme, 1816 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Barclay, John (1758–1826), anatomist, was born at Muthill, Perthshire, on 1 December 1758, the son of Lodowick Barclay, a farmer, and Margaret McIlwhannel. John Barclay (1733–1798), founder of the Berean confession in Edinburgh, was his uncle. In 1776 Barclay obtained a bursary in ...

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Sir Herbert Atkinson Barker (1869–1950) by Augustus John, 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barker, Sir Herbert Atkinson (1869–1950), bone-setter, was born at Southport on 21 April 1869, the only son of Thomas Wildman Barker, solicitor, who became coroner for south-west Lancashire, and his wife, Agnes Atkinson; both parents died while Barker was a schoolboy. After leaving the grammar school at ...

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Bell, John (1763–1820), surgeon and anatomist, was born on 12 May 1763 in Edinburgh, the second son of the Revd William Bell (1704–1779) and his wife, Margaret Morrice. Despite the impoverishment of the family which was caused by Bell's father's conversion from the ...

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Bowman, Sir William, first baronet (1816–1892), ophthalmic surgeon and anatomist, was born at Sweetbriar Hall, Hospital Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, on 20 July 1816, the third of the four sons (there was one daughter) of John Eddowes Bowman the elder (1785–1841), a banker as well as botanist and fellow of the ...

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Sir William Bowman, first baronet (1816–1892) by George Frederic Watts, 1865 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brookes, Joshua (1761–1833), anatomist, was born on 24 November 1761. Little is known of his early life. He studied anatomy and surgery in London under William Hunter, William Hewson, Andrew Marshall, and John Sheldon, and for a time attended the practice of Portal...

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Joshua Brookes (1761–1833) by Thomas Phillips, 1815 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paul Buissière (d. 1739) by unknown artist © Royal Society

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Gordon Goodwin

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Buissière [Bussière], Paul (d. 1739), surgeon and anatomist, was a native of France, and a protestant who had left his country on account of his religion. Before leaving France he had practised with distinction in the principality of Orange. He settled in the first instance at ...

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Burns, Allan (1781–1813), anatomist, was born in Glasgow on 18 September 1781, one of the sons of the Revd John Burns (1744–1839), minister of Barony parish, Glasgow, and his wife, Elizabeth Stevenson. Family interests connected the professions and commerce: his brother George Burns...

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Carlisle, Sir Anthony (1768–1840), surgeon and anatomist, was born on 15 February 1768 at Stillington, Durham, the third son of Thomas Carlisle and his first wife Barbara (d. 1768), daughter of John and Elizabeth Hubback of Cowpen Bowley, near Stillington. Following Barbara's...

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Carpue, Joseph Constantine (bap. 1764, d. 1846), surgeon and anatomist, was baptized on 4 May 1764 at the Sardinian embassy chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the son of Henry Carpue (d. 1794), a Roman Catholic gentleman of Brook Green, and his wife, ...

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Carswell, Sir Robert (1793–1857), physician and pathological anatomist, was born on 3 February 1793 in Paisley, the son of Robert Carswell, a print cutter of Thornliebank, and his wife, Bethia Foulds. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, and probably took an anatomy course at the ...

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William Cheselden (1688–1752) by Jonathan Richardson the elder reproduced by kind permission of the President and Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of London

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Cheselden, William (1688–1752), surgeon and anatomist, born on 19 October 1688 in a dwelling, now Cheseldyne House, at Burrough on the Hill, Somerby, Leicestershire, was the third child and second son of George Cheselden, landowner and farmer, and his wife, Deborah, daughter of ...