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Sayer, Augustin (1790–1861), physician and sanitarian  

W. W. Webb

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Sayer, Augustin (1790–1861), physician and sanitarian, was born on 10 October 1790 at Bexley, Kent, one of several children of William Augustin Sayer and his wife, Anne; his grandfather Valentine Sayer (d. 1766), had been mayor of Sandwich in 1752, 1753, and 1760. When he was twelve years old ...


Whitehouse, (Edward Orange) Wildman (1816–1890), surgeon and electrician  

Bruce J. Hunt

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 ...