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Abdurahman, Abdullah (1872–1940), political leader and physician  

Bill Nasson

Abdurahman, Abdullah (1872–1940), political leader and physician, was born on 18 December 1872 in Wellington, a country town in south-western Cape Colony, the eldest son of the nine children of Abdul Arraman (also known as Rahman), small trader and civic figure, who was a patron of ...

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Agnew, Sir James Willson (1815–1901), medical practitioner and politician in Tasmania  

C. A. Harris

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Agnew, Sir James Willson (1815–1901), medical practitioner and politician in Tasmania, born at Ballyclare, co. Antrim, Ireland, on 2 October 1815, was the son of James William Agnew, a physician, and Ellen Stewart, of Larne, co. Antrim. Educated for the medical profession at ...

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Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943), surgeon and suffragette  

Jennian Geddes

Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943), surgeon and suffragette, was born at the house of her paternal uncle, 9 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, London, on 28 July 1873, the eldest of the three children and the only surviving daughter of James George Skelton Anderson (1838–1907), shipowner, and his wife, the pioneering physician ...

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Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943)  

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Applebey, Mary Frances (1916–2012), civil servant and mental health campaigner  

Nick Hervey

Applebey, Mary Frances (1916–2012), civil servant and mental health campaigner, was born on 14 July 1916 at Leyden House, Mortlake, Surrey, the elder daughter and eldest of three children of Malcolm Percival Applebey (1884–1957), chemistry tutor at St John's College, Oxford, and later research manager at ...

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Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker  

Kenneth E. Collins

Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker, was born on 16 February 1837 in Glasgow, the first son of Philip Asher, son of Rabbi Zev Wolf of Lublin, and his wife, Hannah, a native of the Netherlands. From an early age he was an assiduous scholar of Jewish and secular subjects, winning prizes at ...

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Baker, Robert (1803–1880), surgeon and factory inspector  

Margaret Pelling

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Baker, Robert (1803–1880), surgeon and factory inspector, was born on 15 August 1803 in York, the second son of John James Baker (1767–1840), druggist, of High Ousegate, York, and his wife, Hannah née Brogden (1773–1843). His career shows many parallels with that of the better-known ...

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Barrow, Samuel (1625?–1683), physician and lawyer of the army  

A. L. Wyman

Barrow, Samuel (1625?–1683), physician and lawyer of the army, was the eldest of the seven children of Samuel Barrow, a lawyer of Burwell, in Cambridgeshire, and his wife, Judith, daughter of George FitzGeffrey of Bedford. Although the exact date and place of his birth are not known, the ...

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Bartlett, Josiah (1729–1795), physician and revolutionary politician in America  

Dennis M. Conrad

Bartlett, Josiah (1729–1795), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 21 November 1729 in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the seventh and youngest child of Stephen Bartlett, a shoemaker, and his wife, Hannah Webster. Josiah had little schooling before being apprenticed to a relative, ...

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Josiah Bartlett (1729–1795) by John Trumbull, 1790 New Hampshire Historical Society

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Bell, Jacob (1810–1859), pharmacist and politician  

Juanita Burnby

Bell, Jacob (1810–1859), pharmacist and politician, was born on 5 March 1810 at 338 Oxford Street, London, the eldest surviving son of John Bell (1774–1849), pharmacist, and his wife, Eliza (d. 1839), daughter of Frederick Smith, pharmacist of the Haymarket, London, and his wife, ...

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Bentham, Ethel (1861–1931), physician and politician  

C. V. J. Griffiths

Bentham, Ethel (1861–1931), physician and politician, was born on 5 January 1861 at 82 King William Street, City of London, one of at least two daughters of William Bentham, an inspector and later general manager of the Standard Life Assurance Company, and his wife, ...

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Bland, William (1789–1868), medical practitioner and politician in Australia  

Brian H. Fletcher

Bland, William (1789–1868), medical practitioner and politician in Australia, was born in London on 5 November 1789, the second son of Dr Robert Bland (1740–1816). William was said to have attended the Merchant Taylors' School, but this has not been confirmed. Certainly, he was drawn to medicine and on 6 January 1809 qualified as a surgeon's mate in the ...

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Bright, Herbert Christian Bankole- (1883–1958), medical practitioner and politician in Sierra Leone  

Christopher Fyfe

Bright, Herbert Christian Bankole- (1883–1958), medical practitioner and politician in Sierra Leone, was born of Sierra Leonean parents on 23 August 1883 at Okrika (later in Nigeria), the son of Jacob Galba Bright (1843–1910), businessman, and his wife, Laetitia, née Williams (...

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Brooke, Humphrey (bap. 1618, d. 1693), physician and Leveller  

Michael Bevan and P. R. S. Baker

Brooke, Humphrey (bap. 1618, d. 1693), physician and Leveller, was baptized on 29 March 1618 at St Mary Woolnoth, London, the son of Robert Brooke, gentleman, of London. He attended Merchant Taylors' School from 1632 to 1636, and matriculated from St John's College, Oxford...

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Browning [née Chadwick], Ethel (1891–1969), toxicologist and factory inspector  

P. W. J. Bartrip

Browning [née Chadwick], Ethel (1891–1969), toxicologist and factory inspector, was born on 16 March 1891 at 36 Audlam Street, Bury, Lancashire, the daughter of James William Chadwick, cotton spinner, later a gentleman (1916), and sometime managing director of a soap factory, and his wife, ...

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Buchanan, Sir George (1831–1895), epidemiologist and civil servant  

Anne Hardy

Buchanan, Sir George (1831–1895), epidemiologist and civil servant, was born on 5 November 1831 at Myddleton Square, Islington, London, the elder son of George Adam Buchanan, general practitioner, and his wife, Sarah Mary, daughter of Thomas Harrison. He was educated in London at ...

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Burke, Thomas (c. 1744–1783), physician and politician in America  

William S. Powell

Burke, Thomas (c. 1744–1783), physician and politician in America, was born in co. Galway, Ireland. He was the son of Ulick Burke, a man of some education and of an Anglo-Irish protestant family that had lived in Ireland since the time of Henry II...

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Burrows, Sir John Cordy (1813–1876), surgeon and local politician  

G. C. Boase

revised by Patrick Wallis

Burrows, Sir John Cordy (1813–1876), surgeon and local politician, younger son of Robert Burrows, silversmith, of Ipswich, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James Cordy of London, was born at Ipswich, Suffolk, on 5 August 1813. His elder brother, Robert Burrows (1810–1883), who entered the family business, became a noted artist and photographer in ...

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Cameron, Archibald (1707–1753), physician and Jacobite conspirator  

Roger Turner

Cameron, Archibald (1707–1753), physician and Jacobite conspirator, was the fourth son of John Cameron (c.1663–1748), laird of Lochiel, and his wife, Isabel, daughter of Alexander Campbell of Lochnell, and the younger brother of Donald Cameron of Lochiel, who took a prominent part in the Jacobite rising of 1745. ...