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Arbuthnot [Arbuthnott], John (bap. 1667, d. 1735), physician and satirist

Angus Ross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health. 4167 words.

Arbuthnot [Arbuthnott], John (bap. 1667, d. 1735), physician and satirist, was baptized on 29 April 1667 at Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, on the north-east Scottish coast, near Stonehaven,...

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Brenan, John (1768?–1830), physician and satirist

Karl Magee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health. 597 words.

Brenan, John (1768?–1830), physician and satirist, was born at Ballaghide, co. Carlow, the youngest of six children. Little is known about his parents, who were Roman Catholic and possessed...

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Browne, Joseph (bap. 1673, d. in or after 1721), physician and satirist

D. D. Gibbs.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health. 733 words.

Browne, Joseph (bap. 1673, d. in or after 1721), physician and satirist, a younger son of Cuthbert Browne, cleric, who held livings first in Norfolk and then in Yorkshire, was born in...

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Davis, James (1706/7–1755), satirical writer and physician

William R. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health. 386 words.

Davis, James (1706/7–1755), satirical writer and physician, was the son of Walter Davis of Chepstow, Monmouthshire. He matriculated at Jesus College, Oxford, on 18 February 1723, aged...

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Douglas, William (b. 1710/11), physician and satirist

James Sambrook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health. 515 words.

Douglas, William (b. 1710/11), physician and satirist, was born in Forfarshire, but his parentage has not been traced. By 1729 he was in London, apprenticed to James Douglas (1675–1742),...

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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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Lewis, Henry Clay

Scott Romine.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health. 1183 words.

Lewis, Henry Clay (26 June 1825–05 August 1850), physician and humorist, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of David Lewis, a merchant, and Rachel Salomon. The family relocated...

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Wagstaffe, William (1683/4–1725), physician and satirist

Norman Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health. 609 words.

Wagstaffe, William (1683/4–1725), physician and satirist, was born at Cublington, Buckinghamshire, the only son of the Revd Thomas Wagstaffe, rector of Cublington. He was related to the...

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