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Amoroso, Emmanuel Ciprian (1901–1982), veterinary embryologist and endocrinologist, was born on 16 September 1901 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the third child in the family of eight sons (one of them adopted) and three daughters of Thomas Amoroso, bookkeeper and later estate owner, and his wife, ...

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Betts, Annie Dorothy (1884–1961), apiculturist and expert on bee diseases, was born on 22 November 1884 at Claverley, Adelaide Road, Surbiton, Surrey, the daughter of Edward Peto Betts (1844–1918), civil engineer and financier, and his wife, Frances Ashenhurst Maclean (1853–1934). She was from a distinguished family of railway constructors that included her grandfather ...

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Bloomsbury Circle (act. c. 1904–c. 1940), was a group of writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered in Bloomsbury and Sussex in the early decades of the twentieth century, and who exerted considerable influence in a variety of fields between the two world wars. They became publicly known as the ...

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Brancker, (Winifred) Mary (1914–2010), veterinary surgeon, was born on 19 August 1914 at 56 Crediton Hill, Hampstead, London, the youngest of three children of Henry Brancker (1879–1921), corn merchant, and his wife, Winifred Caroline, née Eaton (1878–1968). There was an older sister, Antoinette...

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Branford, William Catton (1835–1891), veterinary surgeon, was born in Thetford, Norfolk, the third son of John William Branford, corn and spirit merchant, and his wife, Maria, née Catton. He had three brothers and three sisters; two other siblings do not seem to have survived infancy....

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Ernest Clarke

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Brown, Sir George Thomas (1827–1906), veterinary surgeon, born in London on 30 December 1827, was the elder son of Thomas Brown of Notting Hill Terrace, London, and his wife, Grace Bryant. Colonel Sir William James Brown KCB (1832–1918), was his younger brother. After being educated privately ...

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Clater, Francis (bap. 1754?, d. 1823), farrier and veterinary writer, may have been the son of John and Mary Claytor who was baptized at St Peter's, Nottingham, on 14 April 1754. He described himself in the preface to his first work as 'having served a regular apprenticeship and nearly one year a journeyman to the late ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Clover, Joseph (1725–1811), veterinary surgeon and farrier, son of a blacksmith, was born in Norwich on 12 August 1725. He benefited from some early schooling and learned his trade working alongside his father. When he was seventeen his father died and Joseph took over the family business, providing support for his mother and three siblings. About 1750 he attracted the notice of ...

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Cust, Aleen Isabel (1868–1937), veterinary surgeon, was born on 7 February 1868 at Cordangan Manor, co. Tipperary, Ireland, the fourth of six children of Sir Leopold Cust, baronet (1832–1878), land agent, and his wife, Charlotte Sobieske Isabel (1835–1914), daughter of Vice-Admiral Charles Orlando Bridgeman...

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Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College, was born on 6 May 1793 at Whitehorse Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, the second of three children who survived beyond infancy of John Dick (c.1769–1844), and his wife, Jane (Jean) Anderson (...