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Thomas Richard Allinson (1858–1918) by Ray, pubd 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Allinson, Thomas Richard (1858–1918), dietitian and businessman, was born at 43 Rumford Street, Hulme, Lancashire, on 29 March 1858, the son of Thomas Allinson, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Ellen (formerly Sims). He left school at fifteen and, aiming to be a doctor, he subsidized his studies by becoming a chemist's assistant. In 1879 he graduated LRCP (...

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Hobday, Sir Gordon Ivan (1916–2015), chemist, pharmacologist, and businessman, was born at 33 Harrington Street, New Sawley, Derbyshire, on 1 February 1916, the son of Alexander Thomas Hobday (1887–1970), lace card punch operator, and his wife, Frances Cassandra, née Meads (...

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Inman, Philip Albert, Baron Inman (1892–1979), hospital administrator and businessman, was born at Kirkgate, Knaresborough, in Yorkshire, on 12 June 1892, the son of Philip Inman (1823–1894), rate collector, and his second wife, Hannah Bickerdike (1856/7–1923/4). His birthplace was a whitewashed thatched cottage opposite the parish church, where generations of ...

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Stewart, William (1830–1916), medical practitioner and businessman in Paraguay, was born at Pitcairn, Grandtully, Perthshire, on 6 August 1830, the son of William Stewart (d. 1873) and his wife, Catherine, née Macfarlane. He attended school in London, then studied at Perth Academy...

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Worsley, Benjamin (1617/18–1677), physician and projector, was the eldest son of Francis Worsley of Kenton, Warwickshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Shipman Hopkins of Coventry. He was probably brought up in London. The only certain detail concerning his formal education is his admission as a pensioner at ...