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Dudley, Benjamin Winslow (12 April 1785–20 January 1870), surgeon and medical educator, was born in Spottsylvania County, Virginia, the son of the Reverend Ambrose Dudley, a Baptist minister, and Ann Parker Dudley. The couple moved with their seven children to Lexington, Kentucky, in 1786, when Benjamin was a year old (seven additional children were born to the Dudleys after the move to Lexington). Dudley’s medical education began in early 1800 under the mentorship of ...

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Kilty, William (1757–10 October 1821), jurist and army surgeon, was born in London, England, the son of Captain John Kilty, a merchant seaman, and Ellen Ahearn. Raised in London, Kilty was educated at the College of St. Omer in France. He accompanied his family to Maryland around 1774, settling in Annapolis, where he studied medicine under Dr. Edward Johnson....

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Pattison, Granville Sharp (23 January 1791–12 November 1851), anatomist and surgeon, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of John Pattison of Kelvingrove, a well-to-do merchant, and Hope Margaret Moncrieff. He lived with his family in a luxurious Robert Adam mansion, but in 1806 his father was forced to sell the property. He attended the University of Glasgow from 1806 to 1812 but did not graduate. In 1809 he served at the private College Street Medical School, Glasgow, as assistant to the well-known anatomist Allan Burns, whom he succeeded as the lecturer in anatomy and surgery in 1813. Later that year he was admitted to the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow....