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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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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 ...

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Olbrich, Oscar (1901–1957), gerontologist and geriatrician, was born in Prague of Hungarian Jewish descent on 2 February 1901, the son of Francis Ochs, a general merchant. He graduated in Vienna, before gaining his MD in 1926, and worked for a year with Professor Karel Wenckebach...

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Pathy, (Mohan Sankar) John (1923–2009), geriatrician, was born William John James Pathy on 26 April 1923 at 26 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, the son of Conjieveram Saravana Kon Subha Pathy (1895–1976), an Indian-born lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London...

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Sheldon, Joseph Harold (1893–1972), geriatrician, was born at North View, Derby Road, Woodford, Essex, on 27 September 1893, the eldest son of John Joseph Sheldon (1858–1942), a bank clerk in the City of London and a noted horticulturist who was treasurer of the ...

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Smith, (Arthur) Norman Exton- (1920–1990), geriatrician, was born on 7 January 1920 in Graham Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, the elder of the two sons of Arthur Smith (1881–1975), and his wife, Ethel Mary (1887–1960), daughter of Robert and Augusta Robertson of Nottingham; both the ...

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Warren, Marjory Winsome (1897–1960), geriatrician, was born on 28 October 1897 at 15 Scarborough Road, Stroud Green, Hornsey, London, eldest of five daughters of Walter Richard Warren (d. 1930), barrister, and his wife, Annie née Dixon. Her younger sister Enid Charis Warren...

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John Wedgwood (1919–2007) by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies © Lucinda Douglas-Menzies

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Wedgwood, John (1919–2007), consultant geriatrician, was born on 28 September 1919 at Providence Cottage, Well Road, Hampstead, London, the eldest child of Josiah Wedgwood (1899–1968), master potter, and his wife, Dorothy Mary Haskins, née Winser (1893–1974). He had a brother, Josiah, and a sister, ...

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Williams, Eluned [Lyn] Woodford- (1913–1984), geriatrician, was born at 94 Sheil Road, West Derby, Lancashire, on 12 September 1913, the eldest of four daughters of John Woodford-Williams, dental surgeon, and his wife, Edith Mary, née Stevens, daughter of a horticulturist. She was educated at ...