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Baker, Robert

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Surgery. 594 words.

Baker, Robert (1803–1880), surgeon and factory inspector, was born on 15 August 1803 in York, the second son of John Baker, druggist, of High Ousegate, York, and his wife, Hannah. His...

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Blackrie, Alexander

Joan Lane.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology; Surgery. 450 words.

Blackrie, Alexander (bap. 1702, d. 1772), surgeon-apothecary, was baptized on 14 June 1702 at the church of St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the seventh of the eleven children of William Blackrie and...

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Bracken, Henry

Max Satchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Surgery. 581 words.

Bracken, Henry (bap. 1697, d. 1764), writer on farriery and surgeon, was baptized on 31 October 1697 at St Mary, Lancaster, the son of Henry Bracken, a local innkeeper who held a number of...

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Gilbert, Rufus Henry

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Surgery; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 853 words.

Gilbert, Rufus Henry (26 January 1832–10 July 1885), surgeon and rapid transit pioneer, was born in Guilford, New York, the son of William Dwight Gilbert, a county judge; his mother’s name...

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Irving, James

Suzanne Schwarz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 810 words.

Irving, James (1759–1791), naval surgeon and slave trader, was born at Langholm, Dumfriesshire, on 15 December 1759, the third and only surviving child of John Irving (1731?–1807),...

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Jeffries, John

Tom D. Crouch.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Surgery; Medicine and Health; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1402 words.

Jeffries, John (05 February 1745–16 September 1819), physician, surgeon, and the first American to fly, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of David Jeffries, Boston’s treasurer for...

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Kellogg, John Harvey

Richard W. Schwarz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Surgery; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1941 words.

Kellogg, John Harvey (26 February 1852–14 December 1943), physician, surgeon, and health reformer, was born in rural Livingston County, Michigan, the son of John Preston Kellogg and Anne...

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Sutton, Robert

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pathology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology; Surgery. 612 words.

Sutton, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1788), surgeon, apothecary, and smallpox inoculator, was baptized in Kenton, Suffolk, on 12 February 1708, the son of Robert Sutton, gentleman. He was...

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Whitehouse, (Edward Orange) Wildman

Bruce J. Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Surgery. 1214 words.

Whitehouse, (Edward Orange) Wildman (1816–1890), surgeon and electrician, was born in Liverpool on 1 October 1816, the youngest child of a merchant. He had several brothers and at least...

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