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Sir William Broadbent

Sir William Henry Broadbent (1835-1907) was a British physician. He became a renowned expert on both neurology and heart disease, and later in his career his patients included Edward VII and the Prince of Wales. Schreiner consulted Broadbent in 1897 when she was in Britain arranging for the publication of Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland, and in July 1897 he ‘ordered’ her to return to South Africa owing to the condition of her heart.

For further information see:
Kevin Brown (2004) ‘Broadbent, Sir William Henry, first baronet (1835-1907)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/32077
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