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Anderson, Sir Hugh Kerr (1865–1928), physiologist and university administrator, was born at Frognal Park, Hampstead, on 6 July 1865. His great-grandfather was a surgeon in the Royal Navy; his grandfather was a doctor at Peterhead, who died young, leaving a family. The second son, ...

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Barling, Sir (Harry) Gilbert, baronet (1855–1940), surgeon and academic administrator, the fourth son of William Barling (d. 1896), farmer and veterinary surgeon, of Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Eliza Sharpe, was born at Newnham-on-Severn on 30 April 1855. Barling was educated at a boarding-school at ...

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Butterfield, (William) John Hughes, Baron Butterfield (1920–2000), medical researcher and university administrator, was born on 28 March 1920 at 22 Yew Tree House, Station Road, Stechford, Birmingham, the son of William Hughes (Billy) Butterfield, engineer and businessman, and his wife, Doris, née Pritchard...

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Perry, Walter Laing Macdonald, Baron Perry of Walton (1921–2003), pharmacologist and university administrator, was born on 16 June 1921 at 5 Nelson Terrace, Dundee, the son of Fletcher Smith Perry (1888–1960), an officer (later head) of the customs and excise in Scotland, and his wife, ...

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Ritchie, Anthony Elliot (1915–1997), physiologist and academic administrator, was born on 30 March 1915 at 20 Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh, the only son in the family of three children of James Ritchie (1882–1958), zoologist, and his wife, Jessie Jane, youngest daughter of Walter Elliot...

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Stopford, John Sebastian Bach, Baron Stopford of Fallowfield (1888–1961), anatomist and university administrator, was born at Hindley Green, near Wigan, Lancashire, on 25 June 1888, the eldest of the three sons of Thomas Rinch Stopford, colliery engineer from Upholland, and his wife, Mary Tyrer...

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John Sebastian Bach Stopford, Baron Stopford of Fallowfield (1888–1961) by Walter Stoneman, 1955 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Turner, Sir William (1832–1916), anatomist and university administrator, was born at 7 Friar Street, Lancaster, on 7 January 1832, the eldest surviving son of William Turner (1797–1837), upholsterer and cabinet maker, and Margaret, née Aldren (1793–1869). He had no recollection of his father, who died when he was five years old. His sister ...

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Sir William Turner (1832–1916) by Sir George Reid, in or before 1897 reproduced with the kind permission of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh