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Anderson, James (1738–1809), surgeon and horticulturist

Ray Desmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Surgery. 586 words.

Anderson, James (1738–1809), surgeon and horticulturist, was born on 17 January 1738 at Long Hermiston near Edinburgh, the son of Andrew Anderson, a local doctor. He attended the village...

Bell, Benjamin (1749–1806), surgeon and farmer

John Kirkup.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Surgery. 903 words.

Bell, Benjamin (1749–1806), surgeon and farmer, eldest son of the fifteen children of George Bell (1722–1813), farmer, and Anne, née Corrie, of Speddoch, was born at Dumfries in April 1749....

Blair, Robert (1748–1828), surgeon and maker of optical instruments

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Surgery; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 695 words.

Blair, Robert (1748–1828), surgeon and maker of optical instruments, was born at Garvald, Haddingtonshire, the son of the minister Archibald Blair and his wife, Janet Barclay. After...

Brooke, Charles (1804–1879), surgeon and inventor of measuring instruments

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Surgery. 786 words.

Brooke, Charles (1804–1879), surgeon and inventor of measuring instruments, only son of the mineralogist and businessman Henry James Brooke (1771–1857), was born on 30 June 1804, in South...

Gerard, James Gilbert (1793–1835), East India Company military surgeon and surveyor

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 531 words.

Gerard, James Gilbert (1793–1835), East India Company military surgeon and surveyor, son of Gilbert Gerard, DD (1760–1815) and his wife, Helen, daughter of John Duncan, provost of Aberdeen,...

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...

Gurney, Sir Goldsworthy (1793–1875), surgeon and engineer

G. B. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Surgery. 1810 words.

Gurney, Sir Goldsworthy (1793–1875), surgeon and engineer, was born on 14 February 1793 at Treator, near Padstow, in Cornwall, the fourth son in the family of five sons and a daughter of...

Jeffreys, Julius (1800–1877), surgeon and inventor of the respirator

David Zuck.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Surgery. 1717 words.

Jeffreys, Julius (1800–1877), surgeon and inventor of the respirator, was born on 14 September 1800 at Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, the fourth son and tenth child of the sixteen born to...

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...

Mantell, Joshua (1795–1865), surgeon and horticulturist

Dennis R. Dean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Surgery. 306 words.

Mantell, Joshua (1795–1865), surgeon and horticulturist, was born on 3 November 1795 at St Mary's Lane, Lewes, the fourth son of Thomas Mantell (1750–1807), shoemaker, and his wife, Sarah...

Menzies, Archibald (1754–1842), naval surgeon and botanical collector

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Agriculture and Farming; Surgery. 851 words.

Menzies, Archibald (1754–1842), naval surgeon and botanical collector, was born at the house of Styx or Stix, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire, on 15 March 1754, the son of James and Ann Menzies....

Oldham, Charles James (1843–1907)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Surgery. 3 words.

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Potts, Laurence Holker (1789–1850), surgeon and inventor of a process for sinking foundations

R. B. Prosser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Surgery. 1515 words.

Potts, Laurence Holker (1789–1850), surgeon and inventor of a process for sinking foundations, the son of Cuthbert Potts, surgeon, and Ethelinda Margaret Thorpe, daughter of John Thorpe...

Redfern, William (1774/5?–1833), convict surgeon and pastoralist in Australia

Bryan Gandevia.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Agriculture and Farming; Surgery. 1106 words.

Redfern, William (1774/5?–1833), convict surgeon and pastoralist in Australia, had relatives in Londonderry, Wiltshire, and possibly Canada, but details are unknown. He acquired the diploma...

Ridley, Sir (Nicholas) Harold Lloyd (1906–2001), ophthalmic surgeon and inventor of the intraocular lens implant

John Winstanley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ophthalmology; Surgery; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1353 words.

Ridley, Sir (Nicholas) Harold Lloyd (1906–2001), ophthalmic surgeon and inventor of the intraocular lens implant, was born on 10 July 1906 at Kibworth Beauchamp, near Market Harborough,...