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Browne, Edward (1644–1708), physician and traveller, was born in Norwich, the eldest of the eleven children of Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author, and his wife, Dorothy Mileham (1621–1685). He was educated at Norwich grammar school and in 1657 was admitted a pensioner at ...

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Connor [formerly O'Connor], Bernard (c. 1666–1698), physician and writer on Poland, the son of Bernard O'Connor, born in co. Kerry, Ireland, was descended from the O'Connor Kerry family, lords of Kerry. As a Roman Catholic, he was prohibited from attending school or university, and was therefore taught privately by tutors. Of his life in ...

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Coxe, Daniel (1640–1730), physician, natural philosopher, and colonial adventurer, was the son of Daniel Coxe (d. 1686), gentleman, of Stoke Newington, Middlesex. He matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1659, becoming a scholar in 1661. Coxe first came to the fore in the mid-1660s as an associate of ...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by Michael Bevan

Kingsley, George Henry (1826–1892), physician and traveller, the fourth of the five children of the Revd Charles Kingsley (1781–1860) of Battramsley House in the New Forest, and his wife, Mary (1787–1873), daughter of Nathan Lucas, was born at Barnack rectory, Barnack, Northamptonshire, on 14 February 1826. ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

Leared, Arthur (1822–1879), physician and traveller, born at Wexford, Ireland, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA, 1845; MB, 1847; MD, 1860), and was admitted MD ad eundem at Oxford on 7 February 1861. He first practised in co. Wexford, and in 1852 he established himself as a physician in ...

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Lefevre, Sir George William (1796–1846), physician and traveller, was born at Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, on 31 December 1796, and baptized there on 23 October 1797, the son of George Lefevre or Lefeuvre (1771/2–1848) and his wife, Phoebe, daughter of William Bayley of Tring, surgeon. He had two brothers and three sisters. His father, who was of ...

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Platter, Thomas (1574–1628), physician and traveller, was born on 24 July 1574 in the protestant city of Basel, Switzerland, the elder son among six children of Thomas Platter (1499–1582), schoolmaster, and his second wife, Hester Gross or Grossmann (b. 1547). Thomas the elder...

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G. Le G. Norgate

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Richardson, Robert (1779–1847), physician and traveller, was probably born in Stirlingshire. After leaving Stirling grammar school he studied arts at Glasgow University, though he graduated MD at Edinburgh on 12 September 1807. After practising for a time in Dumfriesshire, he became travelling physician to ...