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Bancroft, John

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Surgery. 577 words.

Bancroft, John (1655–1696), playwright and surgeon, was born in London, perhaps in the Postern, on 3 June 1655, the son of John Bancroft (bap. 1614, d. 1705), sergeant carver to the lord...

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Hamond, Walter

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Surgery. 733 words.

Hamond, Walter (d. 1648), surgeon and writer on Madagascar, whose origins are unknown, was apprenticed to Arthur Doughton in the Barber–Surgeons' Company of London, and made free in 1616....

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Howison, John

Bonnie Shannon McMullen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Surgery. 606 words.

Howison, John (1797–1859), writer and surgeon, was born on 10 May 1797 in Edinburgh, third and youngest child of William Howison, financial writer, and his wife, Janet Bogle. He was the...

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Keynes, Sir Geoffrey Langdon

David McKitterick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Surgery. 2013 words.

Keynes, Sir Geoffrey Langdon (1887–1982), surgeon and literary scholar, was born in Cambridge on 25 March 1887, the younger son and third and youngest child of (John) Neville Keynes...

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Nicholson, Brinsley

L. T. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 504 words.

Nicholson, Brinsley (1824–1892), military surgeon and literary scholar, born at Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness-shire, on 18 June 1824, was the eldest son of Brinsley William Hewitson...

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Samwell, David [Dafydd Samuel; pseud. Dafydd Ddu Feddyg]

Geraint Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 958 words.

Samwell, David [Dafydd Samuel; pseud. Dafydd Ddu Feddyg] (1751–1798), naval surgeon and poet, was born on 15 October 1751 at Nantglyn, Denbighshire, the second son of William Samuel...

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Senn, Nicholas

William K. Beatty.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Surgery; Medicine and Health. 1187 words.

Senn, Nicholas (31 October 1844–02 January 1908), surgeon and author, was born in Buchs, north-central Switzerland, the son of John Senn and Magdelena (maiden name unknown), farmers. The...

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Smith, Eaglesfield

Alan Richardson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Surgery. 788 words.

Smith, Eaglesfield (c. 1770–1838), poet and surgeon, was the second of five children of Eaglesfield Smith (c.1730–1806) and his wife, Anna Galliard. His father was a Scottish landowner with...

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Spry, Henry Harpur

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 429 words.

Spry, Henry Harpur (1804–1842), army surgeon and writer on India, second son of Jeffery Spry (d. 1829) of the excise and his wife, Philadelphia, daughter of Joseph Knight of Bodrean, was...

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Wharton, Henry Thornton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Surgery. 4 words.

See Wharton, Edward Ross

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