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Budd, William (1811–1880), physician and epidemiologist, was born on 14 September 1811 at Melhuishes in the village of North Tawton, Devon, where his father, Samuel (1772–1841), practised as a surgeon until his death. Previous generations had been educated at Oxford, but Samuel appears to have studied medicine via apprenticeship and service in the navy. ...

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Milroy, Gavin (1805–1886), physician and epidemiologist, was born in Edinburgh, the son of Andrew Milroy, jeweller. Educated locally at the high school and then at Edinburgh University, Milroy distinguished himself in the study of medicine and became MRCS (Edinburgh) in 1824; he graduated MD in 1828. He was an enormously popular student, renowned for both his kindness and his intellectual ability. He was known among his fellow students as ...