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Ambler, James Markham Marshall

Christopher J. Huggard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Surgery; Military History. 1209 words.

Ambler, James Markham Marshall (30 December 1848–30 October 1881), naval surgeon and explorer, was born in Markham, Virginia, the son of Richard Cary Ambler, a physician, and Susan...

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Atkinson, Edward Leicester

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making. 576 words.

Atkinson, Edward Leicester (1881–1929), naval medical officer and explorer in Antarctica, was born on 23 November 1881 at Sion Hill, St Vincent, Windward Islands, West Indies, the third of...

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Baikie, William Balfour

Stanley Lane-Poole.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Surgery. 601 words.

Baikie, William Balfour (1825–1864), traveller and surgeon, eldest son of Captain John Baikie RN, was born in Kirkwall, Orkney, on 27 August 1825 and educated privately and at the grammar...

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Browne, Edward

Kees van Strien.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1523 words.

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...

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Caucasian

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — World History.

Syn: white. Strictly speaking, an ethnographic term for a person of Indo-European or European “race” but in practice often a vague, sometimes emotive designation. In multicultural and...

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Coxe, Daniel

Michael Hunter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; World History; Travel and Holiday; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1079 words.

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...

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Cuningham, William

Samuel Pyeatt Menefee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Cartography; World History. 809 words.

Cuningham, William (c. 1531–1586), physician and cartographer, was probably born in Norfolk. He was admitted pensioner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1548, matriculated three...

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Cunningham, Peter Miller

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 591 words.

Cunningham, Peter Miller (1789–1864), naval surgeon and pioneer in Australia, fifth and youngest son of John Cunningham (1743–1800) of Dalswinton, near Dumfries, land steward and farmer,...

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Davis [née Cadwaladr], Elizabeth [Betsy]

Deirdre Beddoe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1041 words.

Davis [née Cadwaladr], Elizabeth [Betsy] (1789–1860), traveller and nurse, was born on 24 May 1789 at Penrhiw near Bala, Merioneth, the fifth child of Dafydd Cadwaladr (1752–1834),...

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Dover, Thomas

Samuel Pyeatt Menefee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Medicine and Health; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 2079 words.

Dover, Thomas (bap. 1662, d. 1742), physician and privateer, was baptized on 6 May 1662 at Barton on the Heath, Warwickshire, the third son of John Dover (bap. 1614, d. 1696), gentleman,...

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