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David Ramsay

borndied
1749, Apr 21815, May 8
an American physician, public official, and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He was one of the first major historians of the American Revolutionary War. During the Revolution he served in the South Carolina legislature until he was captured by the British. After his release he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782–1783 and agai...
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William Rand

bornactivedied
unknown1650-1660unknown
an English physician who projected general reforms in medical education, practice and publication. His views were Paracelsian and Helmontian, and he participated in the Hartlib Circle.
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Stephen Reed

bornactivedied
1801, Sep 261824-1870s1877, Jul 12
an American physician, newspaper publisher, and geologist. He graduated from Yale College in 1824. After two or three years spent in school-teaching and in studying medicine, he established himself as a physician in Goshen, Conn. A year later he removed to Roxbury, Conn., and in 1831 to Richmond, Mass. Finding the exposure to the severity of the weather too ...
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Jean de Renou

aka: Renodœus
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15681620 ca
a French doctor from the English Channel. He became a doctor at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris in 1598. He was a physician of the kings Henri II, Henri III and Henri IV.


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Gustave-Antoine Richelot

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18061893, Sep
a French physician born in Nantes. He is remembered for providing French translations of many English medical works. Among Richelot's original works was a treatise on prostitution in England and Scotland titled De la prostitution en Angleterre et en Écosse (1857), and a work on women in the medical profession called La femme-médecin (1875).
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Philippe Ricord

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1800, Dec 101889, Oct 22
a French physician. He graduated in medicine in 1826. After practicing in the provinces he returned in 1828 to the capital, and worked there as a surgeon, specializing in venereal diseases. In 1838, he proved g that syphilis and gonorrhea are not the same disease. He wrote many treatises on medical issues.
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Basil Ringrose

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unknown1653-1686unknown
surgeon and cartographer ……runaway indentured servant who joined Bartholomew Sharp's "Pacific Adventure" and whose journals served as primary account of the voyage…..This English surgeon traveled through Panama with Bartholomew Sharp and his buccaneers ...
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Peter Roget

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1779, Jan 181869, Sep 12
a British physician, natural theologian and lexicographer. He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus), a classified collection of related words. His obsession with list-making as a coping mechanism was well established by the time he was eight years old. The son of a Swiss clergyman, Roget studied...
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Jean Ruel

aka: Jean Ruelle, Ioannes Ruellius
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14741537, Sep 24
a French physician and botanist noted for the 1536 publication in Paris of De Natura Stirpium, a Renaissance treatise on botany. Ruel was born in Soissons. He was self-taught in Greek and Latin, and studied medicine, graduating in 1508, or, according to other sources in 1502. In 1509 he became physician to Francis I, devoted himself at the same time to a st...
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Benjamin Rush

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1745, Dec 241769-18121813, Apr 19
a Founding Father of the United States. Rush was a civic leader in Philadelphia, where he was a physician, politician, social reformer, educator and humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College. Rush attended the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. His later self-description there was: "He aimed right." He served as ...
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