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Argyle, (John) Michael (1925–2002), social psychologist, was born on 11 August 1925 at 2 First Avenue, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, the only child of George Edgar Argyle, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Phyllis, née Hawkins-Ambler, both of whom died when he was eleven years old. He was educated at ...

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Chesser, Eustace [formerly Isaac Chesarkie] (1902–1973), psychiatrist and social reformer, was born on 22 March 1902 at 3 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, second son of Arthur Chesarkie, a jeweller, and his wife, Rebecca Solomon, whose families had fled Russian pogroms. He was educated at ...

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See Balint, Michael Maurice [formerly Mihaly Bergsmann]

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Hutton, Isabel Galloway Emslie [née Isabel Galloway Emslie], Lady Hutton (1887–1960), physician specializing in mental disorders and social worker, was born in Edinburgh, the eldest daughter of James Emslie, advocate and deputy keeper of the privy seal of Scotland. She was educated at ...

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Jahoda [married names Lazarsfeld, Albu], Marie [Mitzi] (1907–2001), social psychologist, was born on 26 January 1907 in Vienna, the third of the four children of Carl Jahoda (d. 1926), businessman, and his wife, Betty, née Probst. Her elder brother, Eduard...

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Lyth [née Menzies], Isabel Edgar Punton [known as Isabel Menzies Lyth] (1917–2008), psychoanalyst and social scientist, was born at the manse, Dysart, Fife, on 12 September 1917, the only child of the Revd Hugh Menzies, minister of Dysart, and his second wife, ...

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McDougall [née Long], Kate Florence [Kay] (1910–1999), psychiatric social worker, was born on 6 November 1910 at 55 Pantel Road, Camberwell, London, the eldest of the three children of Richard Sylvester Long, brass finisher, and his wife, Kate Adelaide, née Griffin. Both her parents were Londoners, living for many years in ...

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Pinsent [née Parker], Dame Ellen Frances (1866–1949), promoter of the mental health services, was born at Claxby, Lincolnshire, on 25 March 1866, the youngest of the eight children of Richard Parker, rector of Claxby, and his second wife, Elizabeth Coffin; Robert John Parker, ...

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Pringle, Mia Lilly Kellmer (1920–1983), psychologist and first director of the National Children's Bureau, was born in Vienna on 20 June 1920, the elder child and only daughter of Samuel Kellmer, a prosperous wholesale timber merchant, and his wife, Sophie Sobel. Her younger brother, ...

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Sackler, Mortimer David (1916–2010), psychiatrist, pharmaceuticals executive, and philanthropist, was born on 7 December 1916 at 83 Montrose Street, Brooklyn, New York City, the second of three sons of Isaac Sackler (1874–1945) and his wife, Sophie, née Greenberg (1893–1963). His parents were Jewish immigrants: his father was born in ...

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Shaughnessy, Peter Anthony [Pete] (1962–2002), mental health activist, was born on 14 September 1962 at Lambeth Hospital, south London, the son of John Shaughnessy, builder's labourer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Bell. His parents were working-class immigrants from Galway, Ireland. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Peter Anthony Shaughnessy (1962–2002) by Justin Williams, 1998 PA Photos

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Tuke, Samuel (1784–1857), asylum reformer and philanthropist, was born on 31 July 1784 at York, the second of the six children of Henry Tuke (1755–1814), tea dealer and Quaker writer, and Mary Maria Scott (1748–1815). In 1810 he married Priscilla Hack (1784–1827), daughter of ...

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Winnicott [née Britton], (Elsie) Clare Nimmo (1906–1984), social worker and psychoanalyst, was born on 30 September 1906 at 99 Murchison Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire, the eldest of the four children of James Nimmo Britton (1884–1945), a Baptist minister, and his wife, Elsie Clare Slater (1885–1956)...