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Agate, John Norman (1919–1998), geriatrician, was born on 20 February 1919 at 40 Dingwall Road, Croydon, Surrey, the son of Charlton Stanford Agate (1892–1966), wireless engineer, and his wife, Gwendoline May, née Chappell (1892–1982). He was educated at Aldenham School, Hertfordshire. Attracted to a career in medicine, as several uncles were eminent in the field, he gained an open scholarship to ...

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Anderson, Sir (William) Ferguson (1914–2001), geriatrician, was born on 8 April 1914 at 11 Lochside Street, Glasgow, the son of James Kirkwood Anderson, master plumber, and his wife, Sarah Barr, née Kerr. His father, a captain in the 7th Scottish Rifles, was killed on active service in ...

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Cosin, Lionel Zelick (1910–1994), geriatrician, was born on 8 November 1910 at 83 Borough High Street, Southwark, London, the younger son of Benjamin Cosin (d. 1942), tobacconist, and his wife, Rosie Lena, née Magoon (d. 1955). He was originally named Zelick Lionel...

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Lionel Zelick Cosin (1910–1994) by unknown photographer © reserved; British Geriatrics Society

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Davison, William [Bill] (1925–1993), geriatrician, was born at 1 Burntland Avenue, Southwick, Sunderland, on 12 September 1925, the son of Thomas Kirkup Davison, builder and contractor, and his wife, Mary, née Atkinson. He was educated at Bede grammar school, Sunderland, and from 1943 studied medicine at ...

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Trevor Henry Howell (1908–1988) by unknown photographer © reserved; British Geriatrics Society

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Howell, Trevor Henry (1908–1988), geriatrician, was born at 13 Victoria Road, Barnsley, Yorkshire, on 6 October 1908, the son of Trevor Howell, general practitioner, and his wife, Florence, née Davis, nurse. He later recalled his father as 'the most lovable man that I have ever met' but said that his mother 'totally lacked a sense of humour' (...

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Irvine, Robin Eliot [Bobby] (1920–2002), geriatrician, was born at Lord's Meade, Hurtmore Road, Godalming, Surrey, on 27 September 1920, the son of Andrew Leicester Irvine, a classics master at Charterhouse, and Eleanor Mildred Irvine, née Lloyd. He was educated at Manor House preparatory school, Horsham...

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Isaacs, Bernard (1924–1995), geriatrician, was born on 20 July 1924 at 4 Glencairn Drive, Glasgow, the son of Louis Isaacs, shopkeeper, and his wife, Rosine Naomi, née Lion, schoolteacher, and daughter of Jacob Lion, leather merchant of London. Both parents were of Jewish descent. His paternal grandfather, ...

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Mackenzie, Basil William Sholto, second Baron Amulree (1900–1983), physician and geriatrician, was born at 57 Harcourt Terrace, Kensington, London, on 25 July 1900, the elder child and only son of William Warrender Mackenzie, first Baron Amulree (1860–1942), barrister and industrial arbitrator, and secretary of state for air in ...