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Jones, (Alfred) Ernest (1879–1958), neurologist and psychoanalyst, was born on 1 January 1879 at Ffos-felin (renamed Gowerton), near Swansea, Glamorgan, the son of Thomas Jones (1853–1922), then a colliery manager and later a colliery proprietor, and his wife, Mary Ann Lewis (1855–1909)...

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(Alfred) Ernest Jones (1879–1958) by James Russell & Sons courtesy of the British Psychoanalytical Society

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Millin, Terence John (1903–1980), urological surgeon, was born at Helen's Bay, Belfast, on 9 January 1903, the elder of the two children of Samuel Shannon Millin, a Belfast barrister, and his wife, Ella Morton, who was of Scottish origin. He lived at Helen's Bay...

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Nettleship, Edward (1845–1913), ophthalmic surgeon, was born on 3 March 1845 at the family home in Gold Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire, the fourth of the seven children of Henry John Nettleship (1807–1870), solicitor, and his wife, Isabella Ann (1818–1898), daughter of the Revd James Hogg...

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Rook, Arthur James (1918–1991), dermatologist and author, was born on 15 May 1918 at Cobham, Surrey, the elder child of Sir William James Rook (1885–1958) and his first wife, Millicent, née Baker (1888–1939). His father, a successful sugar broker, was knighted for his services as director of sugar at the ...

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Charles Édouard Brown- Séquard (1817–1894) by unknown engraver, pubd 1894 (after Serendat de Belzim) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Séquard, Charles Édouard Brown- (1817–1894), physiologist and neurologist, was born on 8 April 1817 in Port Louis, Mauritius, the only son of Edward Brown (1784–1817), captain in the United States merchant service, and Charlotte Perrine Henriette, née Séquard (1788–1842). His mother was widowed during pregnancy and could not afford more than a rudimentary education for her son, whom she brought up with the help of her father, an emigrant from ...

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(William) Grey Walter (1910–1977) by unknown photographer [detail] by permission of the Burden Neurological Institute; photograph Science & Society Picture Library

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Walter, (William) Grey (1910–1977), neurophysiologist, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on 19 February 1910, the only child of Karl Wilhelm Walter (1880–1965), a British journalist then working on the Kansas City Star, and his wife, Minerva Lucrezia (Margaret) Hardy (1879–1953), an American journalist. His parents had met and married in ...