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D'A. Power

revised by Caroline Overy

Althaus, Julius (1833–1900), physician and neurologist, born in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, on 31 March 1833, was the fourth and youngest son of Friedrich Althaus and Julie Draescke. His father was Lutheran general superintendent of Lippe-Detmold, a dignitary equivalent to the Anglican rural dean; his mother was a daughter of the last protestant bishop of ...

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James Cooper

revised by J. O'D. Alexander

Anderson, Sir Thomas McCall (1836–1908), physician and dermatologist, was born at 159 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, on 9 June 1836. One of eight children, he was the second son of Alexander Dunlop Anderson (1794–1871), a medical practitioner in Glasgow and former president of the ...

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George William Balfour (1823–1903) by Reginald Henry Campbell Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Balfour, George William (1823–1903), physician and cardiologist, was born at the manse, Sorn, Ayrshire, on 2 June 1823, the eighth of the thirteen children of Lewis Balfour DD and Henrietta Scott Balfour, third daughter of George Smith DD, the minister of Galston who was satirized by ...

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Bateman, Thomas (1778–1821), physician and dermatologist, was born on 29 April 1778 at Whitby, Yorkshire, the only son of a surgeon with a medical practice in the town. Educated there by a dissenting minister, at the age of eleven Bateman attended a private school at ...

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Bramwell, Sir Byrom (1847–1931), physician and neurologist, was born on 18 December 1847 at Dockray Square, North Shields, Northumberland, the eldest son of John Byrom Bramwell (1823–1882), a general medical practitioner in North Shields, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Young, a shipowner. ...

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William Briggs (c. 1650–1704) by John Faber junior, 1738 (after Robert White, 1697) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Briggs, William (c. 1650–1704), physician and oculist, born at Norwich, was the second of the seven sons (there was one daughter) of Elizabeth Aldrige and Augustine Briggs (c.1618–1684). The family was prominent in Norwich; Augustine Briggs served as alderman and mayor, and was MP for the city on four occasions. ...

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Fox, William Tilbury (1836–1879), physician and dermatologist, was a son of Luther Owen Fox (1811/12–1879) MD FRCS, of Broughton, Hampshire. He is usually referred to as Tilbury Fox; his brother, Thomas Colcott Fox (1849–1916), also became a dermatologist. Fox entered University College Hospital (UCH) medical school...

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Gilchrist, (Andrew) Rae (1899–1995), physician and cardiologist, was born on 7 July 1899 at the manse, Holywood, co. Down, Northern Ireland, the only son of Andrew Gilchrist (1871–1954), Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Catherine Hill, née Witherow (1879–1955). His parents were Scottish. He was educated at ...

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Hall, Marshall (1790–1857), physician and neurophysiologist, was born at Basford, near Nottingham, on 18 February 1790, the fourth son and sixth of eight children of Robert Hall (1754–1827), a cotton manufacturer and bleacher, and his wife, Ann. His eldest brother, Samuel Hall, was a prolific inventor. Their father, ...

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W. A. Greenhill

revised by Louis J. Acierno

Hope, James (1801–1841), physician and cardiologist, was born at Stockport, Cheshire, on 23 February 1801, son of Thomas and Ann Hope. His father was a wealthy merchant and manufacturer. After attending Macclesfield grammar school from 1815 to 1818 Hope entered Edinburgh University in 1820, received his medical degree in 1825, and immediately spent some months at ...

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Jones, Sir Francis Avery (1910–1998), physician and gastroenterologist, was born on 31 May 1910 at 26 Ritson Street, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, the son of Francis Samuel Jones (1879–1947), a surgeon, and his wife, Marion Rosa, née Chaston (1875–1967). Both Francis and his brother used ...

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Kersley, George Durant (1906–1993), physician and rheumatologist, was born on 27 December 1906 at 3 Park Lane, Bath, and baptized in Bath Abbey, the elder of two sons of Henry George Kersley (1863–1927), of independent means, and his wife, Edith, née Durant (1871–1958)...

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Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837–1892) by Walery, c. 1888 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mackenzie, Sir Morell (1837–1892), physician and laryngologist, was born on 7 July 1837 at 742 High Road, Leytonstone, London, the eldest of the nine children of Stephen Mackenzie (1803–1851), a general practitioner, and his wife, Margaret Frances (d. 1877), daughter of Adam Harvey...

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O'Brien, Christopher Michael (1861–1935), physician and skin specialist, was born on Christmas day 1861 at St Ruth's, Milltown, co. Roscommon, the tenth of the thirteen children of Bartholomew O'Brien (1813–1889), farmer and poor-law guardian, and his wife, Kathleen Mary Hevehan. The O'Briens had long been established as prosperous farmers, millers, and merchants in and near ...

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Reynolds, Sir John Russell, baronet (1828–1896), physician and neurologist, was born on 22 May 1828 at Romsey, Hampshire, the second son of the Revd John Reynolds, a Congregational minister, and his second wife, Sarah, daughter of Robert Fletcher of Chester. He was the grandson of ...

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Turberville, Daubeney (1612–1696), physician and oculist, was born in Wayford, Somerset, the son of George Turberville of Wayford and his wife, who was a member of the Daubeney family. That family was prominent in Somerset, several forebears having served as sheriff in the county. ...

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Willan, Robert (1757–1812), physician and dermatologist, was born on 12 November 1757 at Hill, near Sedbergh in Yorkshire, the younger son of Robert Willan (1717–1777), a man-midwife, and his wife, Ann Weatherald. He received his early education at Sedbergh grammar school where he became an accomplished classicist. In 1777 ...