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Bracken, Henry (bap. 1697, d. 1764), writer on farriery and surgeon, was baptized on 31 October 1697 at St Mary, Lancaster, the son of Henry Bracken, a local innkeeper who held a number of minor offices with the Lancaster corporation. After a grammar-school education at ...

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Clater, Francis (bap. 1754?, d. 1823), farrier and veterinary writer, may have been the son of John and Mary Claytor who was baptized at St Peter's, Nottingham, on 14 April 1754. He described himself in the preface to his first work as '...

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Whitehouse, (Edward Orange) Wildman (1816–1890), surgeon and electrician, was born in Liverpool on 1 October 1816, the youngest child of a merchant. He had several brothers and at least four sisters. Although best known for his work on the first Atlantic telegraph of 1858 he was a surgeon by profession, having been an articled student of the ...