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Almeida [née Hart], June Dalziel (1930–2007), virologist, was born on 5 October 1930 at 10 Duntroon Street, Glasgow, the daughter of Harry Leonard Hart, bus driver, and his wife, Jane Dalziel, née Steven. On leaving school in 1947 she became a laboratory technician in histopathology at ...

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Barber, Mary (1911–1965), bacteriologist, was born in Derby on 3 April 1911, the third daughter of Hugh Barber, physician, and Ethel M. Howlett. She was educated at Alice Ottley School, Worcester, and the London School of Medicine for Women; she obtained the conjoint diploma in 1934 and graduated MB BS in 1936. She then became resident pathologist and A. M. Bird scholar in the pathology unit of the ...

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Frankland [née Toynbee], Grace Coleridge (1858–1946), bacteriologist, was born on 4 December 1858 at Beech Holme, Wimbledon, Surrey, the youngest daughter and ninth child of Joseph Toynbee (1815–1866), a celebrated aural surgeon, and his wife, Harriet, daughter of Nathaniel Reynolds Holmes. Little is known about her early life except that she was educated at home, in ...

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Robertson, Muriel (1883–1973), protozoologist and bacteriologist, was born on 8 April 1883 in Glasgow, the seventh child and fourth daughter of Robert Andrew Robertson (1842–1899), a distinguished engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth Ritter (b. 1851), originally from Limavady, co. Londonderry. Her early education at home, with tutors and governesses, stimulated a lively interest in languages, literature, philosophy, and travel, which she maintained throughout her life. Her formal education started in 1901 at the ...