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Armstrong, George (1719/20–1789), physician specializing in the treatment of children, was born at Castleton in Liddesdale, Roxburghshire, the third son and youngest of the six children of Robert Armstrong (1661–1732), Presbyterian minister, of Castleton, and his second wife, Christian Mowatt (1675–1753). He was the younger brother of the poet ...

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Ashby, Henry (1846–1908), paediatrician, was born on 8 March 1846 at Carshalton, Surrey, the son of John Ashby, miller, and his wife, Charlotte Gibbard, both members of the Religious Society of Friends. Educated first at Ackworth School, near Pontefract, and from 1864 at the ...

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Baum, John David (1940–1999), paediatrician, was born at 28 Loveday Street, Birmingham, on 23 July 1940 to Isidor Baum (d. 1980), a gown manufacturer's traveller, and his wife, Mary, née Rosenberg (d. 1974), both immigrants from eastern Europe. He had three elder brothers and one younger sister, all of whom developed medical or scientific careers. ...

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Borchardt, Louis (1816/17–1883), paediatrician, was born at Landesberg an der Warthe, in Brandenburg, East Prussia, of Jewish parents. He was educated at schools in his native town and at Berlin University. After graduating MD in 1838 he practised in Zörbich and subsequently in ...

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Browne, Sir Denis John Wolko (1892–1967), paediatric surgeon, was born on 28 April 1892 in Melbourne, Australia, the eldest in the family of four sons and two daughters of Sylvester Browne, explorer, gold prospector, and farmer, whose father had emigrated from Ireland in 1831, and his wife, ...

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Carpenter, George Alfred (1859–1910), physician and paediatrician, was born on 25 December 1859 at 176 Lambeth Road, London, the son of John William Carpenter MD and his wife, Mary, daughter of George Butler of New Shoreham, Sussex. Alfred John Carpenter was his uncle....

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Michael Chew Koon Chan, Baron Chan (1940–2006) by G. Lee, 2001 © Photoshot

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Chan, Michael Chew Koon, Baron Chan (1940–2006), paediatrician, was born on 6 March 1940 in Singapore, the only son of James Chieu Kim (Michael) Chan (1916–1979), a headmaster, and his wife, Rosie (1916–2000). He had a younger sister, Janette. His parents had both been born in ...

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Hutchison, Sir Robert, first baronet (1871–1960), physician and paediatrician, was born at his family home of Carlowrie House, Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, on 28 October 1871, the youngest of seven children and fourth son in the family. His father, Robert Hutchison (1834–1894), was a partner in the family wine business in ...

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Sir Robert Hutchison, first baronet (1871–1960) by Sir James Gunn, 1938 Estate of the Artist; Royal College of Physicians, London