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D'A. Power

revised by Caroline Overy

Althaus, Julius (1833–1900), physician and neurologist, born in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, on 31 March 1833, was the fourth and youngest son of Friedrich Althaus and Julie Draescke. His father was Lutheran general superintendent of Lippe-Detmold, a dignitary equivalent to the Anglican rural dean; his mother was a daughter of the last protestant bishop of ...

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Bastian, (Henry) Charlton (1837–1915), physician and neurologist, was born on 26 April 1837 in Truro, Cornwall, the third son in a family of four sons and one daughter of James Bastian, merchant, and his wife, Charlotte Eliza Bullmore. After attending school in Falmouth...

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Beck, Diana Jean Kinloch (1900–1956), neurosurgeon, was born on 29 June 1900 at Hoole, Chester, the only girl of the three children of James Beck, a master draper of Scottish descent, and his wife, Margaret Helena Kinloch. From the Queen's School at Chester...

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Leonard Guthrie

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Beevor, Charles Edward (1854–1908), neurologist, born in London on 12 June 1854, was the eldest son of Charles Beevor FRCS, and Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Burrell. He received his early education at Blackheath proprietary school and afterwards studied medicine at University College, London...

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Bramwell, Sir Byrom (1847–1931), physician and neurologist, was born on 18 December 1847 at Dockray Square, North Shields, Northumberland, the eldest son of John Byrom Bramwell (1823–1882), a general medical practitioner in North Shields, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Young, a shipowner. ...

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Brown, Derek Ernest Denny- (1901–1981), neurologist, was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 1 June 1901, the only child of Charles Thomas Brown, insurance broker, and his wife, Marian Finlay, née Denny, daughter of John Conyngham Denny, civil engineer. His parents later changed the family name to ...

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Brown, Thomas Graham (1882–1965), neurophysiologist and mountaineer, was born on 27 March 1882 in Edinburgh, the eldest child of the three sons and one daughter of John James Graham Brown, sometime president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and his wife, ...

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Cairns, Sir Hugh William Bell (1896–1952), neurosurgeon, was born on 26 June 1896 in Port Pirie, South Australia. His father, William Cairns (1868–1958), a carpenter and joiner, had emigrated from Glasgow in 1889 and married Amy Florence Bell (1867–1964), a local music teacher. In 1903 they moved to the small township of ...

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Clarke, Edwin Sisterson (1919–1996), medical historian and neurologist, was born on 18 June 1919 at Mona House, Crow Hall Lane, Felling-on-Tyne, co. Durham, son of Joseph Henry Clarke, painter and decorator, and Nellie, daughter of Robert Sisterson, a shopkeeper. Brought up in poverty by his mother, he left ...

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Edwin Sisterson Clarke (1919–1996) by Fletcher, 1966 Wellcome Library, London

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Cowan, William Maxwell [Max] (1931–2002), neurobiologist, was born on 27 September 1931 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Adam Cowan, a structural engineer, and his wife, Jessie Sloan, née Maxwell. His parents had recently moved from Scotland to South Africa in search of jobs. He studied medicine at the ...

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Macdonald Critchley (1900–1997) by Godfrey Argent, 1969 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Critchley, Macdonald (1900–1997), neurologist, was born on 2 February 1900 at 4 Lime Tree Villas, Ashley Down, Bristol, the son of Arthur Frank Critchley, gas collector, and his wife, Rosina Matilda, née White. Educated at the Christian Brothers' College, Bristol, he matriculated at fifteen at ...

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Davis, John Michael Newsom- (1932–2007), neurologist, was born John Michael Newsom Davis on 18 October 1932 at Bamville Wood, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, a twin and the youngest of three children of John Kenneth Newsom Davis (1905–2001), company director of an iron foundry, later managing director of the ...

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Eccles, Sir John Carew (1903–1997), neurophysiologist, was born on 27 January 1903 in Melbourne, Australia, the eldest of two children of William James Eccles (1866–1947), schoolteacher, and his wife, Mary, née Carew (1869–1952), also a schoolteacher. Roman Catholic by upbringing, he attended Warrnambool high school, Victoria...

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Sir John Carew Eccles (1903–1997) by unknown photographer by permission of the National Library of Australia

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C. S. Sherrington

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Ferrier, Sir David (1843–1928), neurologist, the sixth child and second son of David Ferrier and his wife, Hannah, daughter of Alexander Bell, of Brechin, was born on 13 January 1843 at Woodside, near Aberdeen, where his father was in business. He attended Aberdeen grammar school...

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Fielding, Una Lucy (1888–1969), neuroanatomist, was born on 2 May 1888 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. She was the eldest of five surviving children of the Revd Sydney Glanville Fielding, Anglican clergyman and author, and Lucy Frances Johnson. In 1893 the family moved to ...

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Gilliatt, Roger William (1922–1991), clinical neurologist, was born on 30 July 1922 at 58A Wimpole Street, Marylebone, London, the son of Sir William Gilliatt (1884–1956), obstetrician, who attended the births of the prince of Wales and Princess Anne, and his wife, Anne Louise Jane, ...

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Gillingham, (Francis) John (1916–2010), neurosurgeon, was born on 15 March 1916 at 6 Came View, Dorchester, Dorset, the son of John Herbert Gillingham, master dairyman, and his wife, Lily, née Eavis. His father was later the owner of a haberdashery business in Dorchester...