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Cameron, Sir Charles Alexander (1830–1921), public health officer, was born on 16 July 1830 at Dublin, one of three children of Ewen Cameron (1787–1846), soldier, and Belinda, daughter of John Smith of co. Cavan. He was educated privately in Dublin and Guernsey, where his family lived in 1844–5. He studied medicine in ...

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Bartholomew Mosse (1712–1759) by unknown artist, c. 1745 Rotunda Hospital, Dublin; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mosse, Bartholomew (1712–1759), man-midwife and philanthropist, was born in Wexford, Ireland, one of seven children of the Revd Thomas Mosse (1662?–1731), rector of Maryborough, and his wife, Martha, daughter of the Revd Andrew Nisbet, rector of Timogue. Mosse was apprenticed at approximately age seventeen to ...

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Parke, Thomas Heazle (1857–1893), army medical officer and explorer in Africa, was the second son of William Parke JP, of Clogher House, Drumsna, co. Roscommon, and Henrietta, daughter of Henry Holmes of Newport House, Isle of Wight. The family, said to be of Kentish origin, settled in ...

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Thomas Heazle Parke (1857–1893) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stearne [Sterne], John (1624–1669), physician and founder of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, was born on 26 November 1624 at Ardbraccan, co. Meath, the son of John Stearne of Greenacre, co. Down, and his wife, Mabel Bermingham of Ballogh, co. Dublin...

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C. L. Falkiner

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Steevens, Richard (1653–1710), physician and benefactor, and Grizell Steevens (1653–1747), his sister, born in Wiltshire, were the twin children of John Steevens (d. 1682), an English royalist clergyman, and his wife, Constance. The family left Wiltshire for Ireland some time after 1654, and ...

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Stevenson, Thomas Henry Craig (1870–1932), public health official and statistician, was born on 24 November 1870 in Strabane, co. Tyrone, son of James Stevenson, an iron-founder. He was educated at University College, London, from which he obtained the MRCS and LRCP diplomas, and he graduated MB in 1896. He then set up in general practice and on 20 June 1900 married ...

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W. W. Webb

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Webb, Sir John (1772–1852), surgeon and medical administrator, was born at Cork on 25 October 1772, the son of John Webb of Woodland Hill, Staffordshire, afterwards of Dublin, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Heath. He graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1793, and it was stated that he had the MD, but of what university is not known. He entered the Army Medical Service in the ...