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Davies, David Lewis (1911–1982), psychiatrist, was born on 16 April 1911 at 11 Sycamore Street, Cheetham, Manchester, the son of Harry Davies (d. 1956), a tailor's machinist, and his wife, Annie Ribatzkie (d. 1968). Davies attended Manchester grammar school and from there he won a scholarship to ...

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Gross, William Mayer- (1889–1961), psychiatrist, was born on 15 January 1889 in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, the son of Max Mayer, trader, and Mathilde Gross; his forename at birth was Willy. He was educated at a local preparatory school, then at the Gymnasium...

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Hamilton [formerly Himmelschein], Max (1912–1988), psychiatrist, was born on 9 February 1912 at Offenbach, near Frankfurt, Germany, the son of Jewish parents, Heinrich Himmelschein, a metal manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née Kleinberg. When Max was three the family emigrated to England...

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Lewis, Sir Aubrey Julian (1900–1975), psychiatrist, was born on 8 November 1900 in Adelaide, South Australia, the only child of George Solomon Lewis, a watchmaker, and Rachel Isaacs, a teacher. The family was a respected part of the local Jewish community. Lewis was an outstanding pupil at the ...

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Miller, Emanuel (1892–1970), psychiatrist, was born on 26 August 1892 at 80 Church Street, Spitalfields, London, the second son in the family of four daughters and three sons of Abram Miller, a dealer in furs, and his wife, Rebecca Finglestein, who were both from Jewish families originating in Russian ...

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Rollin, Henry Rapoport (1911–2014), psychiatrist, was born on 17 November 1911 at 82 Broad Street, Glasgow, the second of four children and the only son of Aaron Rapoport Rollin (1885–1972), a Jewish cabinet maker, and his wife Rebekka, née Sorkin (...

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Sir Martin Roth (1917–2006) by Bassano, 1972 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Roth, Sir Martin (1917–2006), psychiatrist, was born on 6 November 1917 in Budapest, in the dying days of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the second of the three children of Samuel Simon Roth, cantor in a synagogue, and his wife, Regina. In 1925 the family moved to ...

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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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Stein, Leopold Siegfried (1894–1969), psychiatrist and speech therapist, was born on 2 December 1894 in Vienna, Austria. His family were Austrian Jews. Stein was educated in Vienna and attended the university, where he studied philosophy and philology. It was during this time that his interest in semantics and speech first developed. He then studied medicine and graduated MD in 1923. Following his graduation, ...

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Stengel, Erwin (1902–1973), psychiatrist, born in Vienna on 25 March 1902, was the son of a rabbinical scholar and schoolteacher, Abraham Markus Stengel, and of Franziska Popper; he had a twin brother and older twin siblings. From 1921 Stengel studied medicine, specializing in neuropsychiatry, at the ...

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Wolff, Sulammith [Sula] (1924–2009), child and adolescent psychiatrist, was born in Berlin, Germany, on 1 March 1924, the only child of Walther Wolff, patent lawyer, and his wife, Friedl, née Salomon, a dressmaker. She was brought up in Wetzlar, Germany. The family was Jewish and in 1933 her father was briefly arrested and then released. The family immediately decided to emigrate to ...

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