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Ballard, Martha Moore

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Obstetrics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 945 words.

Ballard, Martha Moore (20 February 1735–19 May 1812), midwife and diarist, was born in Oxford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Elijah Moore and Dorothy Learned, farmers and innkeepers....

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Bancroft, Edward

Gordon E. Kershaw.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 1543 words.

Bancroft, Edward (09 January 1744–08 September 1821), physician, scientist, and spy, was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Bancroft and Mary Ely, farmers. The elder...

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Bishop [née Wall], Bernardine Anna Livia Mary

Margaret Drabble.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Psychotherapy. 1702 words.

Bishop [née Wall], Bernardine Anna Livia Mary (1939–2013), novelist and psychotherapist, was born on 16 August 1939 at her maternal family home, 47 Palace Court, Bayswater, London, the...

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Drake, Nathan

W. A. Greenhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Medicine and Health. 464 words.

Drake, Nathan (1766–1836), essayist and physician, belonging to a well-established Yorkshire family, was born on 15 January 1766 at York, where his father, Nathan Drake (1726–1778), was an...

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Fisher, Rudolph

Michael Maiwald.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 999 words.

Fisher, Rudolph (09 May 1897–26 December 1934), Harlem Renaissance author and physician, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of John Wesley Fisher, a clergyman, and Glendora Williamson....

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Green, Asa

Linda K. Wright.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 715 words.

Green, Asa (11 February 1789–1837), physician and author, was born in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, the son of Oliver Green and Dorothy Hildreth. Green (sometimes spelled “Greene”) entered...

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Hamilton, Alexander

Robert Micklus.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1141 words.

Hamilton, Alexander (26 September 1712–11 May 1756), physician and writer, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Mary Robertson and William Hamilton, professor of divinity and...

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Kay, Richard

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Medicine and Health. 1057 words.

Kay, Richard (1716–1751), medical practitioner and diarist, was born on 20 March 1716 in Baldingstone, near Bury, Lancashire, the eldest son and second child in the family of two sons and...

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Marshall, Christopher

Rodger C. Henderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pharmacology; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 923 words.

Marshall, Christopher (06 November 1709–04 May 1797), pharmacist and revolutionary leader, was born in Dublin, Ireland. His parents’ names are unknown. He received a classical education in...

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Mayo, William Starbuck

John Evelev.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1053 words.

Mayo, William Starbuck (15 April 1811–22 November 1895), author and physician, was born in Ogdensburg, New York, the son of Obed Mayo, a shipbuilder, and Elizabeth Starbuck. Descended from...

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