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Morgan, Thomas (1671/2?–1743), theological and medical writer, was of Welsh origin and is said to have been 'a poor lad in a farmer's house' ( Protestant Dissenter's Magazine, 258) near Bridgwater, Somerset. Of his parents nothing is known. In his youth he showed enough promise for a dissenting minister, ...

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Poynter, Frederick Noël Lawrence (1908–1979), librarian and medical historian (known as Noël to family and friends), was born in London on 24 December 1908, the seventh of nine children of Herbert William Poynter and his wife, Margaret, née Gurry (1875/6–1924), originally from Cork...

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Simms [née Zimmermann], (Berta) Madeleine (1930–2011), abortion law reformer and medical sociologist, was born on 6 September 1930 in Darwingasse, Vienna, the only child of Oskar Shaje Zimmermann (1899–1981), businessman, and his wife, Dora, née Lilien (1905–1966). Both parents were of Polish Jewish origin. When ...