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Sanderson, Sir John Scott Burdon, 1828-1905 (Baronet, pathologist and physiologist)



  • Existence: 1828 - 1905


Sanderson, Sir John Scott Burdon, baronet (1828–1905), pathologist and physiologist, was born at Jesmond, near Newcastle upon Tyne, on 21 December 1828, the second son and fourth child of Richard Burdon Sanderson (1791–1865), at one time fellow of Oriel College, Oxford; originally surnamed Burdon, his father had taken the additional surname of Sanderson on his marriage in 1815 to Elizabeth Skinner Sanderson (1797–1864), only daughter of Sir James Sanderson, first baronet, MP. His father's mother, Jane, daughter of William Scott of Newcastle upon Tyne, was sister of John Scott, first earl of Eldon, and William Scott, Lord Stowell. His sister Mary Elizabeth married Robert Haldane of Cloanden, and her children included R. B. Haldane, J. S. Haldane, and E. S. Haldane. Burdon Sanderson was raised in an atmosphere of intense and rather unworldly evangelicalism, and was educated at home. His father expected him to study for the law, in which two great-uncles had won distinction. But Burdon Sanderson was drawn to a career in medicine, and he persuaded his parents to accept this decision.

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J. Burdon-Sanderson: Annotated part of ''Handbook for the physiological laboratory''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9558
Scope and Contents

His part, 'Physiology', pp.165-339, of E. Klein, J. Burdon-Sanderson, Michael Foster, T. Lauder Brunton, Handbook for the physiological laboratory (London, 1873), author's copy, interleaved, with textual revisions for a new edition, including a note by A.V. HILL. [New edition may be the New American Edition c1884]

Dates: 1873 (Post 1873)
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