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Medical school

1838 - 1840

Livingstone studied medicine, midwifery, and botany at Charing Cross Hospital Medical school from 1838–40. He qualified as a Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on 16 November 1840.

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David Livingstone

David Livingstone  was a Scottish physician, Congregationalist, and pioneer Christian missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late 19th-century Victorian era. He had a mythical status that operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class “rags-to-riches” inspirational story,…

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