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Robert Liston (28 October 1794 – 7 December 1847) was a pioneering Scottish surgeon, and the son of the Scottish minister and inventor Henry Liston, whose father was also a Robert Liston, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Liston was noted for his skill and speed in an era prior to anaesthetics, when speed made a difference in terms of pain and survival.
James Anderson FRSE FSA(Scot) (1739, Long Hermiston, Midlothian – 15 October 1808, West Ham, Essex) was a Scottish agriculturist, journalist and economist. A member of the Edinburgh Philosophical Society, Anderson was a prominent figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. He invented the Scotch plough.