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Edith Bülbring (1903–1990) by Walter Bird Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Bülbring, Edith (1903–1990), pharmacologist and physiologist, was born on 27 December 1903 in Bonn, Germany, the youngest of four children and third daughter of Karl Daniel Bülbring, professor of English at Bonn University, and his wife, Hortense Leonore Kann, a Dutch woman, daughter of a Jewish banker's family in ...

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Feldberg, Wilhelm Siegmund (1900–1993), pharmacologist and physiologist, was born on 19 November 1900 in Hamburg, the third child of (Emil) Daniel Feldberg (d. 1914), draper, and his wife, Amilie, née Bacharach (d. 1928). His older sister, Lore (b. 1895), died in ...

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Harris, Sir Henry (1925–2014), cell biologist, was born in Potchep, Russia, on 28 January 1925, the son of Sam and Ann Khoros, Russian Jewish immigrants. He never spoke of his origins and his autobiography started at the age of four with ‘my earliest memories’ in ...

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Hart, Philip Montagu D'Arcy (1900–2006), physician and medical researcher, was born on 25 June 1900 at 18 Pembridge Gardens, Kensington, London, into a cultivated Jewish family, the son of Henry D'Arcy Hart (d. 1938), a barrister who subsequently gave up the law to become a flower painter, and his wife, ...

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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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Klein, Edward Emanuel (1844–1925), histologist and bacteriologist, was born on 31 October 1844 in Osijek (Essek), Slavonia, the son of Michael Klein, a tanner of Austrian-Jewish extraction. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Vienna and then worked in the laboratories of the physiologist ...

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Sir Joseph Rotblat (1908–2005) by Dominick Tyler, 1995 © Dominick Tyler

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Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist, was born Jósef Rotblat on 4 November 1908 in Warsaw, the eldest of five surviving children (two others died in infancy) of Zygmunt, otherwise Zelman, Rotblat, the owner of a haulage company specializing in the paper trade, and his wife, ...

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Joseph Sidney Weiner (1915–1982) by unknown photographer, early 1970s Institute of Biological Anthropology

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Weiner, Joseph Sidney (1915–1982), human biologist and environmental physiologist, was born on 29 June 1915 at Nourse Mines in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, the second of the seven children of Robert Weiner (1885–1966), general dealer, and his wife Fanny (Chana), née Simon (1896–1978)...