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Horatio Bryan Donkin (1 February 1845 - 20 July 1927) was a British Physician and Psychologist, notable for his involvement with Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels, and his later work as Medical Commissioner for Prisons.

Horatio Bryan Donkin was the son of Bryan Donkin, an engineer, and Amy May. He was a grandson of Bryan Donkin. He took a first class degree in Greats (Classical) at Queens College, Oxford. He went to St Thomas's Hospital in London, taking his Bachelor of Medicine in 1873. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Phyisicians in 1880.

In 1876, with his friend Ray Lankester, Dr Donkin attempted to expose Henry Slade as a spiritualist impostor. This resulted in a celebrated court case, to which Charles Darwin contributed some of the costs.

In 1881 Dr Donkin attended on Karl Marx's wife at the recommendation of Lankester. He went on to


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