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Barry, Edward (1759–1822), religious and medical writer

Richard Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Medicine and Health. 510 words.

Barry, Edward (1759–1822), religious and medical writer, son of a physician of Bristol, was educated at Bristol School under Mr Lee, and studied medicine at St Andrews University, where he...

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Bennett, John Cook

Michael Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Medicine and Health; Christian Churches and Denominations; Business and Management; Education; Alternative Belief Systems. 1614 words.

Bennett, John Cook (03 August 1804–05 August 1867), physician, religious leader, and entrepreneur, was born in Fair Haven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, the son of John Bennett, a...

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Bomelius, Eliseus (d. 1579), physician and astrologer

John Bennell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health. 1263 words.

Bomelius, Eliseus (d. 1579), physician and astrologer, born in Wesel, Westphalia, was probably the son of Henry Bomelius (d. 1570), a native of Bommel (now Zaltbommel) in the Netherlands,...

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Bretnor, Thomas (1570/71–1618), astrologer and medical practitioner

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health. 807 words.

Bretnor, Thomas (1570/71–1618), astrologer and medical practitioner, was born in Bakewell, Derbyshire, and went to London about 1604, settling in the parish of St Sepulchre. Though he...

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Bridges, John Henry (1832–1906), positivist and medical administrator

Christopher A. Kent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Medicine and Health. 1227 words.

Bridges, John Henry (1832–1906), positivist and medical administrator, was born on 11 October 1832 at the vicarage, Old Newton, Suffolk. Slight, fair-haired, and fine-featured, he was the...

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Case, John (c. 1660–1700), astrologer and quack

Edward Heron-Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health. 694 words.

Case, John (c. 1660–1700), astrologer and quack, was born at Lyme, Dorset, about 1660, judging from the statement in his book, The wards of the key to Helmont proved unfit for the lock, or,...

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Coelson [Colson], Lancelot (1627–1687?), astrologer and medical practitioner

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health. 576 words.

Coelson [Colson], Lancelot (1627–1687?), astrologer and medical practitioner, was born on 25 March 1627 at Colchester. His astrological ‘accidents’ record that he married in 1645 (at the...

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Coxe, Francis [Fraunces Cox] (fl. 1560–1575), astrologer and medical practitioner

Edward Heron-Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health. 394 words.

Coxe, Francis [Fraunces Cox] (fl. 1560–1575), astrologer and medical practitioner, is known by three ephemeral publications. Nothing is known of his life before his magical practices...

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Culpeper, Nicholas (1616–1654), physician and astrologer

Patrick Curry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health. 2760 words.

Culpeper, Nicholas (1616–1654), physician and astrologer, the son of Nicholas Culpeper and his wife, Mary Attersole, was born a little after noon on 18 October 1616, probably at Ockley,...

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Dods, John Bovee

Bret E. Carroll.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health; Education. 1074 words.

Dods, John Bovee (26 September 1795–21 March 1872), amateur physician and popular author and lecturer on mesmerism and Spiritualism, was born Johannes Dods Bovee in the town of Florida in...

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