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Bennet, Edward Armstrong (1888–1977), psychiatrist, was born on 21 October 1888 in Poyntzpass, co. Down, Ireland, the younger of twin sons, and last of the five children born to William Boyd Bennet (d. 1897), farmer, and his wife, Marion, née McCaldin (...

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Blacker, Carlos Paton (1895–1975), psychiatrist and eugenicist, was born on 8 December 1895 in Paris, the elder of the two sons of Carlos Blacker and Caroline Frost. His father, a gentleman of independent means, was descended on his maternal side from a prominent Peruvian political family, and one of ...

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Blandford, George Fielding (1829–1911), physician and psychiatrist, was born at Hindon, Wiltshire, on 7 March 1829, the only son of George Blandford (bap. 1796), a surgeon who practised successively at Hindon, Hadlow in Kent, and Rugby, and his wife, Mary Fielding (1794?–1852)...

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Bond, Sir (Charles) Hubert (1870–1945), psychiatrist and mental health administrator, was born at the vicarage, Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire, on 6 September 1870, the elder son of the Revd Alfred Bond, who became chaplain to the Worcester County Asylum, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth...

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(Edward) John Mostyn Bowlby (1907–1990) by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, 1988 © Lucinda Douglas-Menzies; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bowlby, (Edward) John Mostyn (1907–1990), psychiatrist, was born on 26 February 1907 at 24 Manchester Square, London, the fourth child and second son in the family of three daughters and three sons of Major-General Sir Anthony Alfred Bowlby, first baronet (1855–1929), surgeon, and his wife, ...

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Boyle, Helen (1869–1957), physician and specialist in the treatment of mental illness, was born in Dublin on 19 November 1869, the eldest of the five children of Richard Warneford Boyle (d. 1900), a banker, and Alice Mary (d. 1921), née Chambers...

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Brown, William (1881–1952), psychologist and psychiatrist, was born on 5 December 1881 at the School House, Slinfold, Horsham, Sussex, the second son of William Brown, a schoolmaster of Northumbrian origins, and his wife, Kezia Harriett (née Evans). He attended Collyer's School in ...

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Browne, Sir James Crichton- (1840–1938), physician and psychiatrist, was born in Edinburgh on 29 November 1840, the first of the eight children of William Alexander Francis Browne (1805–1885) and his wife, Magdalene Howden Balfour, daughter of Dr Andrew Balfour of Edinburgh. The addition of ...

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Browne, William Alexander Francis (1805–1885), alienist, was born on 24 June 1805 in Stirling, the son of William Browne (c.1785–1806), a lieutenant in the Cameronians, who drowned in the wreck of a troopship on the Goodwin Sands, and his wife, Jessie (...

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Bucknill, Sir John Charles (1817–1897), psychiatrist, was born in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, on 25 December 1817, one of the five children of a local surgeon, John Bucknill. He was educated at Rugby School and Market Bosworth grammar school, working as an assistant to his father before beginning his formal medical education in ...

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Burrows, George Man (1771–1846), general practitioner and alienist, was born at Chalk, near Gravesend, Kent, the son of a medical practitioner who died when Burrows was still a child. After being educated at King's School in Canterbury, he was apprenticed to Richard Thompson...

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Campbell, Charles Macfie (1876–1943), psychiatrist, was born at 1 Glengyle Terrace, Edinburgh, on 8 September 1876, the son of Daniel Campbell, a banker, and Eliza Lawson McLaren. Following attendance at George Watson's Boys' College in Edinburgh, Campbell matriculated at Edinburgh University in 1893, the year also of a brief first visit to the ...

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Carstairs, George Morrison [Morris] (1916–1991), psychiatrist, was born on 18 June 1916, the son of the Revd Dr George Carstairs, a distinguished, dedicated Church of Scotland missionary stationed in Mussooree, India, and his wife, Elizabeth Huntley Young. Son and father shared a passion for their adopted country, and from childhood onwards ...

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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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Clark, David Stafford- (1916–1999), psychiatrist, was born on 17 March 1916 at Blackmoor, London Lane, Bromley, Kent, one of the children of Francis Stafford-Clark (1895–1948), solicitor, and his wife, Cordelia Susan (1898–1968), daughter of William Henry Stephens, an executive in the textile industry. From ...

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David Hazell Clark (1920–2010) by unknown photographer by kind permission of Margaret Farrell Clark

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Clark, David Hazell (1920–2010), psychiatrist, was born on 28 August 1920 at 32 Glenloch Road, Hampstead, London, the son of Alfred Joseph Clark (1885–1941), professor of pharmacology at University College, London, and his wife, Beatrice Powell, née Hazell (1892/3–1948), a schoolteacher from South Africa...

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John Conolly (1794–1866) by William Walker (after Sir John Watson-Gordon, exh. RA 1851) © National Portrait Gallery, London