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writer to the Signet

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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Ireland, William Wotherspoon (1832–1909), physician and writer

Mathew Thomson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 889 words.

Ireland, William Wotherspoon (1832–1909), physician and writer, was born in Edinburgh on 27 October 1832, the son of Thomas Ireland, a publisher and a descendant of Mrs Welsh, daughter of...

Begbie, James (1798–1869), physician

Iain Milne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 485 words.

Begbie, James (1798–1869), physician, was born in Edinburgh, the son of James Farquhar Gordon (d. 1797/8), writer to the signet, and Margaret Begbie, formerly Gordon (née Skeid). He was...

Keill, James (1673–1719), physician and anatomist

Anita Guerrini.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 1084 words.

Keill, James (1673–1719), physician and anatomist, was born in Edinburgh on 27 March 1673, the younger son of Robert Keill, admitted as a writer to the signet on 29 November 1673, and his...

Thomson, John (1856–1926), paediatrician

G. F. Still.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Paediatrics. 655 words.

Thomson, John (1856–1926), paediatrician, was born at 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh, on 23 November 1856, the second of three children and only son of Thomas Thomson (d. 1876), writer to the...

Russell, Alexander (1714–1768), physician and naturalist

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Medicine and Health. 692 words.

Russell, Alexander (1714–1768), physician and naturalist, was born in Edinburgh on 8 September 1714, the third son of John Russell of Braidshaw, Edinburghshire, writer to the signet, and...

Grant, Robert Edmond (1793–1874), comparative anatomist and transmutationist

Adrian Desmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Medicine and Health. 3237 words.

Grant, Robert Edmond (1793–1874), comparative anatomist and transmutationist, was born in Edinburgh on 11 November 1793. He was the seventh son in the family of twelve sons and two...

Haldane, John Scott (1860–1936), physiologist

Steve Sturdy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physiology. 3059 words.

Haldane, John Scott (1860–1936), physiologist, was born in Edinburgh on 3 May 1860, the fourth, but third surviving, son of Robert Haldane (1805–1877), writer to the signet, of Cloanden...

Jameson, Sir Leander Starr, baronet (1853–1917), medical practitioner and colonial administrator

Donal Lowry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Medicine and Health. 4814 words.

Jameson, Sir Leander Starr, baronet (1853–1917), medical practitioner and colonial administrator, was born on 9 February 1853 at 5 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, the youngest of eleven...