PAPI, Carmelo Dionisio Lazzaro

PAPI,  Carmelo Dionisio Lazaro. Pontito near Pescia 23.10.1763 — Lucca 25.12.1834.Italian Traveller. Son of Alberto Papi and Fiora Pierini. For a while studied in a seminary, then served briefly in Neapolitan army, worked as tutor and studied medicine at Lucca and Pisa. In the early 1790s went to India, arriving in…

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PALLAS, Peter Simon

PALLAS, Peter Simon. Berlin 22.9.1741 — Berlin 8.9.1811. German Botanist, Ethnologist, Naturalist and Linguist in Russian Service. Son of Simon P., Professor of Surgery, and Susanne Lienhardi. Studies od medicine and natural sciences at Halle, Göttingen and Leiden (Dr.med. 1760). Invited by Catherine II joined St.Petersburg Academy in 1767. He…

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O’SHAUGHNESSY, William Brooke

O’SHAUGHNESSY, William Brooke. Limerick, Ireland 1.11.1809 — Southsea, Hampshire 10.1.1889. Sir. British (Irish) Physician in India. Son of merchant Daniel O’Sh. and Sarah Boswell. Studies at Edinburgh, Med.Dr. 1829. Moved to London and taught forensic chemistry. He made important research during the cholera epidemy of 1831, but could not work as…

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