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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)  

Maker: Francis Dodd

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Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873–1943) by Francis Dodd © reserved / artist's estate / Royal Free Hospital

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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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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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Fife, Sir John (1795–1871), surgeon and politician  

G. T. Bettany

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Fife, Sir John (1795–1871), surgeon and politician, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, on 25 June 1795, the eldest son in the family of four sons and seven daughters of William Fife (d. 1839), a surgeon of Scottish origin, practising at ...

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Hampton, John Stephen (1806?–1869), surgeon and colonial governor  

A. G. L. Shaw

Hampton, John Stephen (1806?–1869), surgeon and colonial governor, is shown on his death certificate to have been born in 1810; however the British register of surgeons records his certificate as assistant surgeon in January 1829 at the age of twenty-two, and other details of his birth, parentage, and education have not been found. He gained his medical diploma at ...

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Hastings, Somerville (1878–1967), surgeon and politician  

John Stewart

Hastings, Somerville (1878–1967), surgeon and politician, was born on 4 March 1878 in Boreham Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, the son of Henry George Hastings (1850?–1905), Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Ellen (née Ward). He was educated at Wycliffe College, and, on a medical scholarship, at ...

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Hastings, Somerville (1878–1967)  

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Somerville Hastings (1878–1967) by Rodrigo Moynihan, exh. RA 1946 © reserved; Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London

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Lord, Percival Barton (1808–1840)  

Maker: John Kirkwood

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Percival Barton Lord (1808–1840) by John Kirkwood, pubd 1843 (after Charles Grey) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lord, Percival Barton (1808–1840), diplomatic agent and surgeon  

Gordon Goodwin

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Lord, Percival Barton (1808–1840), diplomatic agent and surgeon, was born at Cork. He was the son of John Lord, chaplain to an institution founded by the Kingston family at Mitchelstown, co. Cork, for the relief of decayed gentlewomen. After being taught by his father he went to ...

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Martindale, Louisa (1872–1966)  

Maker: Frank O. Salisbury

Louisa Martindale (1872–1966) by Frank O. Salisbury, exh. Ehrlich Galleries, New York, 1925 © Estate of Frank O. Salisbury. All rights reserved, DACS 2010; New Sussex Hospital, Brighton; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Martindale, Louisa (1872–1966), gynaecologist and suffragist  

Sara Delamont

Martindale, Louisa (1872–1966), gynaecologist and suffragist, the elder daughter of William Martindale (1833/4–c.1874), a City of London businessman, and Louisa Spicer [see Martindale, Louisa (1839-1914)], his second wife, was born at Gainsborough Lodge, Leytonstone, London, on 30 October 1872. Her father was an evangelical Anglican, her mother a Congregationalist. ...

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McNeill, Sir John (1795–1883), diplomatist and surgeon  

H. M. Chichester

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

McNeill, Sir John (1795–1883), diplomatist and surgeon, born on the island of Colonsay, Argyll, Scotland, was the third of the six sons of John McNeill (1767–1846) of Colonsay and his wife, Hester McNeill (d. 1843) of Dunmore, and the brother of Duncan McNeill, ...

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McNeill, Sir John (1795–1883)  

Maker: David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson

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Sir John McNeill (1795–1883) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1845 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paroissien, James (1784–1827), military surgeon and diplomatist  

Celia Wu

Paroissien, James (1784–1827), military surgeon and diplomatist, was born on 25 November 1784 at Barking, Essex, the son of Lewis Paroissien, a schoolmaster, whose Huguenot grandfather had been naturalized in 1709, and his wife, Mary. His half-brother, George, was educated at Cambridge and served as curate in ...

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Porritt, Arthur Espie, Baron Porritt (1900–1994)  

Maker: Bassano

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Arthur Espie Porritt, Baron Porritt (1900–1994) by Bassano, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Porritt, Arthur Espie, Baron Porritt (1900–1994), surgeon and governor-general of New Zealand  

Peter J. Morris

Porritt, Arthur Espie, Baron Porritt (1900–1994), surgeon and governor-general of New Zealand, was born on 10 August 1900 at Wanganui, New Zealand, the son of Ernest Edward Porritt (1870–1950), a surgeon, and his wife, Ivy Elizabeth, née Mackenzie (d. 1914). He was educated at ...

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Rainy, Adam Rolland (1862–1911)  

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Rickards, Esther (1893–1977), surgeon and socialist activist  

John Stewart

Rickards, Esther (1893–1977), surgeon and socialist activist, was born on 13 July 1893 at 13 James Street, Paddington, London, one of seven children of John Edward Rickards (d. 1903?), veterinary surgeon, and his wife, Annie, formerly Somers. John Rickards had converted to Judaism in order to marry....

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Rowe, Sir Samuel (1835–1888), colonial governor and surgeon  

C. A. Harris

revised by James Mills

Rowe, Sir Samuel (1835–1888), colonial governor and surgeon, born at Macclesfield, Cheshire, on 23 March 1835, was the youngest son of George Hambly Rowe, a Wesleyan minister, and Lydia, daughter of John Ramshall of London. He was educated at private schools and subsequently studied medicine, partly under ...