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Balfour, George William (1823–1903), physician and cardiologist, was born at the manse, Sorn, Ayrshire, on 2 June 1823, the eighth of the thirteen children of Lewis Balfour DD and Henrietta Scott Balfour, third daughter of George Smith DD, the minister of Galston who was satirized by ...

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George William Balfour (1823–1903) by Reginald Henry Campbell Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Cleland, William Paton [Bill] (1912–2005), cardiothoracic surgeon, was born on 30 May 1912 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, the only son and third of five children of Sir John Burton Cleland (1878–1971), pathologist and naturalist, and his wife, Dora Isabel, née Paton...

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William Paton Cleland (1912–2005) by unknown photographer, 1959 [Cleland (centre) with (left to right) Denis Melrose, a Russian surgeon, John Beard, A. N. Bakulev] © Dr A Hollman

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Gardner [married name Qvist], Dame Frances Violet (1913–1989), cardiologist and teacher of medicine, was born on 28 February 1913, the youngest of three daughters of Sir Ernest Gardner (1846–1925), a farmer and Conservative MP for Wokingham and then Windsor, and his second wife, ...

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Gilchrist, (Andrew) Rae (1899–1995), physician and cardiologist, was born on 7 July 1899 at the manse, Holywood, co. Down, Northern Ireland, the only son of Andrew Gilchrist (1871–1954), Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Catherine Hill, née Witherow (1879–1955). His parents were Scottish. He was educated at ...

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Gunning, Alfred James (1918–2011), cardiothoracic surgeon, was born on 21 November 1918 in Dullstroom, Transvaal, South Africa, the son of George Ronald Gunning, police sergeant, and his wife, Kathleen, née Dunne. He was educated at the Christian Brothers' College in Kimberley and then the ...

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Hope, James (1801–1841), physician and cardiologist, was born at Stockport, Cheshire, on 23 February 1801, son of Thomas and Ann Hope. His father was a wealthy merchant and manufacturer. After attending Macclesfield grammar school from 1815 to 1818 Hope entered Edinburgh University in 1820, received his medical degree in 1825, and immediately spent some months at ...

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McMichael, Sir John (1904–1993), cardiologist, was born on 25 July 1904 at the High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, the third son and fifth child of James McMichael (1854–1933), and his wife, Margaret Livingstone Sproat (d. 1929). His father was a butcher and small-time farmer who struggled to make ends meet but was, to use his son's words, 'a gentle God-fearing man of the kindest nature'; both parents were committed to the moral precepts of the ...

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Sir John McMichael (1904–1993) by Sir William O. Hutchison, 1968 © Estate of the Artist; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London