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R. J. Rowlette

revised by Susan Snoxall

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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Barnes, Robert (1817–1907), obstetric physician, was born in Norwich on 4 September 1817, the second of the six children of Philip Barnes (1791–1874), an architect and one of the founders of the Royal Botanic Society of London, and his wife, Harriet Futter, daughter of a ...

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Robert Barnes (1817–1907) by John Horsburgh, 1889 Wellcome Library, London

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revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Batty, Robert (1762/3–1849), obstetric physician, was born at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland. After receiving his medical education in London and Edinburgh, he graduated MD at the University of St Andrews on 30 August 1797, shortly after which he settled in London as an obstetric physician. He is probably the ...

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Cellier, Elizabeth (fl. 1668–1688), midwife, has been linked to the Dormer family of Buckinghamshire, while her enemies claimed that she was a brazier's daughter from Canterbury. Cellier said that she converted to Catholicism out of loyalty to the crown, after her father and brother died on the same day during the civil war. Nothing is known of her training as a midwife, although from her writings it appears that she owned ...

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Champneys, Sir Francis Henry, first baronet (1848–1930), obstetrician, was born on 25 March 1848 in Whitechapel, London, the fourth son of the Revd (William) Weldon Champneys (1807–1875), rector of St Mary's Church, Whitechapel, afterwards dean of Lichfield, and his wife, Mary Anne, fourth daughter of ...

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G. T. Bettany

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Clarke, Sir Charles Mansfield, first baronet (1782–1857), accoucheur, son of John Clarke (1740–1790), obstetrician and surgeon, of Chancery Lane, London, and Biddy, daughter of William Mansfield, and brother of John Clarke (bap. 1760, d. 1815), was born on 28 May 1782, probably in ...

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Clarke, John (bap. 1760, d. 1815), physician and obstetrician, was born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, and baptized there on 19 December 1760, the eldest son of John Clarke (1740–1790), surgeon. His mother was almost certainly Biddy Mansfield, and he was the brother of Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke...

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G. T. Bettany

revised by C. S. Breathnach

Clarke, Joseph (1758–1834), obstetrician, was born in Desertlin parish, co. Londonderry, on 8 April 1758, the second son of James Clarke, farmer. Educated at the local school and tutored by a neighbouring curate, Samuel Kearns, he studied arts at Glasgow in 1775–6 and medicine at ...

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Conquest, John Tricker (bap. 1789, d. 1866), man-midwife, was baptized on 25 November 1789 at Clover Street Independent Chapel, Chatham, Kent, the son of a Dr Conquest of Chatham. He entered medical training at an early age, qualifying as MRCS at the age of eighteen. He was appointed assistant surgeon to the military medical depot, ...

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John Tricker Conquest (bap. 1789, d. 1866) by Maxim Gauci (after R. W. Warren) Wellcome Library, London

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

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Donald, Ian (1910–1987), obstetrician and developer of ultrasound, was born on 27 December 1910 in Liskeard, Cornwall, the eldest in the family of two surviving sons and two daughters of John Donald (d. 1927), medical practitioner, and his wife, Helen Barrow, née...

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G. T. Bettany

revised by Susan Snoxall

Farre, Arthur (1811–1887), obstetrician, younger son of John Richard Farre (1775–1862), physician, of Charterhouse Square, London, was born in London on 6 March 1811. Frederic John Farre was his brother. He was educated at Charterhouse School and at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Gregory, Alice Sophia (1867–1946), midwife, was born on 22 November 1867 at St Mary's Parsonage, Princes Road, Lambeth, the youngest of three daughters of Robert Gregory (1819–1911), Church of England clergyman, later dean of St Paul's, and his second wife, Charlotte Anne, daughter of ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Michael Bevan

Layard, Daniel Peter (1721–1802), man-midwife and physician, was the son of Major Layard. On 9 March 1742 he graduated MD at Rheims. In April 1747 he was appointed man-midwife-in-ordinary to the Middlesex Hospital, London, but resigned in 1749 over a dispute concerning the enlargement of the lying-in ward, which caused a split among the hospital's governors. ...

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Leake, John (1729–1792), man-midwife, was born on 8 June 1729 at Ainstable in Cumberland, the son of Revd William Leake, curate at Ainstable. He attended schools at Croglin, Cumberland, and the grammar school, Bishop Auckland, Durham, before being apprenticed to George Starkin, a surgeon of ...

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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 ...