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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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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....

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Sheppard, Sam (29 December 1923–06 April 1970), osteopath and murder suspect, was born Samuel Holmes Sheppard in Cleveland, Ohio, to Richard Allen Sheppard, an osteopath, and his wife, Ethel Niles Sheppard. Young Sam's father had founded a flourishing osteopathic clinic in Cleveland, and the family, which included two other sons, enjoyed a prosperous, upper-middle-class life. After graduating in 1942 from Cleveland Heights High School, where he was a popular athlete and a good student, Sam Sheppard enrolled at the Los Angeles College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons to prepare for a career as an osteopath. In February 1945, while still a student there, he married Florence Marilyn Reese, known as Marilyn, a high school classmate and longtime girlfriend then in her senior year at Skidmore College. The couple lived in Los Angeles for several years while Sheppard completed his medical studies, and during that time their only child, Samuel Reese Sheppard, was born....