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J. F. Payne

revised by J. B. Lyons

Adams, Robert (1794/5–1875), surgeon, was born in Dublin, the son of Samuel Adams, a solicitor, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Filgate. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 6 November 1809, at the age of fourteen, and graduated BA in 1814 and MA in 1832; he became MB and MD in 1842. He began the study of medicine by apprenticeship to ...

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R. J. Rowlette

revised by Susan Snoxall

Atthill, Lombe (1827–1910), obstetrician and gynaecologist, born on 3 December 1827 at Ardess, Magheraculmoney, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, was the youngest of ten surviving children of William Atthill (1774–1847) and his wife, Henrietta Margaret Eyre, eldest daughter of George Maunsell, dean of Leighlin. Atthill's...

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Banks, Sir John Thomas (1816–1908), physician, was born on 14 October 1816 in London, the second son of Percival Banks (1764–1848), surgeon, of Ennis, co. Clare, Ireland, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Captain Thomas Ramsay. Percival Banks studied medicine at Rheims and ...

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Barker, Francis (1771/2–1859), physician, was born in Waterford, the eldest of six children of William Barker (1731–1788), apothecary, and Elizabeth, daughter of the Revd William Acheson, of Duncormuck, co. Wexford. William Barker was sheriff of Waterford from 1759 to 1763.

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Barry, John Milner (1768–1822), physician, was born at Kilgobbin, near Bandon, co. Cork, the eldest son of James Barry and his wife, Elizabeth Milner. He was educated at Bandon and at the University of Edinburgh, where he was awarded an MD degree in 1792 for a thesis on ascites. He then returned to ...

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Borlase, Edmund (c. 1620–1682), historian and physician, was one of three sons of Sir John Borlase (c. 1576–1648), a Cornishman who was appointed master-general of the ordnance in Ireland in 1634 and served as joint lord justice there from 1641 to 1644, and his wife, ...

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Browne, Patrick (c. 1720–1790), physician and botanist, was probably born at Woodstock, near Claremorris, co. Mayo, Ireland, the fourth son of Edward Browne, a local gentleman. He received a good education locally, and in 1737 was sent to live with a relative in ...

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Denis Parsons Burkitt (1911–1993) by Godfrey Argent, 1973 Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911–1993), surgeon and geographical epidemiologist, was born at Alexander Terrace, Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, on 28 February 1911, the elder of the two sons of James Parsons Burkitt (1870–1959), an engineer and county surveyor for Fermanagh, and his wife, Gwendolyn Hill (1878–1960)...

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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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Richard Carmichael (1779–1849) by Edward Francis Finden (after Sir Frederic William Burton) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Carmichael, Richard (1779–1849), surgeon and educationist, was born in Bishop Street, Dublin, on 6 February 1779, the fourth son of Hugh Carmichael, solicitor, who was closely related to the Scottish family of the earls of Hyndford, and his wife, Sarah (née Rogers)...

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Chamberlain [Chamberlen], Nathaniel (bap. 1612), linguist and physician, was the third son of the barber–surgeon Peter Chamberlen the younger (1572–1626) [see under Chamberlen family] and his wife, Sara, daughter of William Delaune (c. 1530–1611). He was baptized at the French church in ...

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Clancy, Michael (1703/4–1776), physician and playwright, was born in co. Clare, Ireland, the son of Daniel Clancy, physician. He was sent to school in Paris, where he attended the Collège de Navarre from about 1712 until 1716; he then ran away after an escapade in which he had played truant in order to glimpse the ...

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G. T. Bettany

revised by C. S. Breathnach

Clarke, Joseph (1758–1834), obstetrician, was born in Desertlin parish, co. Londonderry, on 8 April 1758, the second son of James Clarke, farmer. Educated at the local school and tutored by a neighbouring curate, Samuel Kearns, he studied arts at Glasgow in 1775–6 and medicine at ...

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Crampton, Sir Philip, first baronet (1777–1858), surgeon, was descended from a Nottinghamshire family that had settled in Ireland in the reign of Charles II, and was born in 16 William Street, Dublin, on 7 June 1777, the youngest of the three sons (there were also three daughters) of ...

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Crumpe, Samuel (1766–1796), physician, was born on 15 September 1766, the eldest of the six children of Daniel Crumpe, of Barleymount, near Killarney, co. Kerry, and his wife and cousin, Grace Orpen, also of co. Kerry. He matriculated at the University of Edinburgh...

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Drysdale, Barbara Estelle Dockar- [née Barbara Estelle Gordon] (1912–1999), psychotherapist, was born on 17 October 1912 at 8 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, the youngest of five daughters of Thomas Eagleston Gordon (1866–1929), surgeon, and his wife, Ellen Marguerite, née Blake. Her father was professor of surgery at ...

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Dun, Sir Patrick (1642–1713), physician, was born on 13 January 1642 at Aberdeen, the second son of Charles Dun (d. 1667), dyer, and his second wife, Catherine Burnet. His great-uncle Dr Patrick Dun was principal of Marischal College, Aberdeen, and dean of the faculty of medicine; he also endowed ...

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Sir Jeremiah Fitzpatrick (c. 1740–1810) by William Barnard (after Samuel Drummond, 1801) by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland