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Browne, John Collis (1819–1884), physician and manufacturer of patent medicine, was born on 18 June 1819 at Maidstone in Kent, and baptized at the church of All Saints with St Philip in that town. His parents were Captain William Browne of the 13th light dragoons...

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Drage, William (bap. 1636, d. 1668), physician and apothecary, was baptized at Raunds, Northamptonshire, on 8 January 1636, the son of William and Elizabeth Drage, who were able to provide him with a good grammar-school education. He was then apprenticed to an apothecary, and in 1658 settled in ...

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Sayer, Augustin (1790–1861), physician and sanitarian, was born on 10 October 1790 at Bexley, Kent, one of several children of William Augustin Sayer and his wife, Anne; his grandfather Valentine Sayer (d. 1766), had been mayor of Sandwich in 1752, 1753, and 1760. When he was twelve years old ...

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Sermon, William (bap. 1629, d. 1680), physician and inventor of medicines, was almost certainly the William, son of John Surman, who was baptized on 8 November 1629 at Eldersfield, Worcestershire. He had a brother John, and was a near relative of Edmund, son of ...

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Stringer, Moses (d. 1714), chemical physician and master of mines, was one of the eleven children of Richard Stringer of Loughborough, Leicestershire. He practised paramedically before leaving the Newcastle under Lyme area in 1690 and obtaining a medical licence at Chester in July 1691. ...

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Wall, John (bap. 1708, d. 1776), physician and a founder of the Worcester Porcelain Company, was baptized on 12 October 1708 at St Peter and St Lawrence Church, Powick, Worcestershire, the second child of John Wall (1662–1734), a Worcester grocer, and his second wife, ...

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John Wall (bap. 1708, d. 1776) by William Daniell (after George Dance) © National Portrait Gallery, London