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Alison, William Pulteney (1790-1859), physician and social reformer

Stephen Jacyna

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/350

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Alison, William Pulteney (1790-1859), physician and social reformer, born at Boroughmuirhead near Edinburgh on 12 November 1790, was the son of Archibald Alison (1757-1839), who was in charge of the Episcopal congregation in Edinburgh as well as being a noted author, and his wife, Dorothea Gregory (bap. 1754, d. 1830), ...

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