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Fairfield, (Josephine) Letitia Denny (1885–1978), public health physician and campaigner for social reform, was born on 10 March 1885 at 26 Acland Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, the eldest of three daughters of Charles Fairfield (c.1842–1906), journalist, and his wife, Isabella Campbell Mackenzie (...

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Hoggan [née Morgan], Frances Elizabeth (1843–1927), physician and social reformer, was born on 20 December 1843 at the vicarage, Brecon, the eldest of the five children of Richard Morgan (d. 1851) and his wife, Georgiana Catherina Philipps. Her early childhood was spent mainly in ...

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Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders (1918–2005) by Carolyn Djanogly, 1999 © Carolyn Djanogly; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Saunders, Dame Cicely Mary Strode (1918–2005), physician and founder of the modern hospice movement, was born on 22 June 1918 at Linden Lodge, Bedford Avenue, Barnet, Hertfordshire, the daughter of (Philip) Gordon Saunders (d. 1961), land surveyor, and his wife, Mary Christian, ...

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Smith [née Veitch], Zepherina Philadelphia (1836–1894), nurse and social reformer, was born on 1 April 1836 at Sopley, Hampshire, the elder daughter of the Revd William Douglas Veitch (1802?–1884), vicar of St Saviour's, Paddington, London (1862–73). Both her parents took an interest in the social welfare of the working class and, like many young women of her class and generation, ...