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William Chester Minor

William Chester Minor

William Chester Minor - The Surgeon of Crowthorne - was an American surgeon who emigrated to London and shot a man near Waterloo Bridge.  In Broadmoor, he became a prolific contributor to the first Oxford English Dictionary.  Simon Winchester's bestseller about Minor's story - also known as The Professor and the Madman - was published in the late 1990s.

Minor's story is told in more detail in Broadmoor Revealed.  A shorter biography is available in the pdf below.

 

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3 response(s) so far…

Mike C aus
Posted on the : 27 Jun 2012

Fascinating character

Graeme Phillips
Posted on the : 25 Feb 2016

Brilliant book. I encouraged my wife and 5 children to read it over the past 13 years and they have introduced the book to their spouses and children.

Claire
Posted on the : 30 Apr 2017

Really really interesting book. William brown was my great great grandmothers second husband so personal to me.

 

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