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H. B. Grimsditch

revised by Geoffrey L. Asherson

Adami, John George (1862–1926), pathologist, was born on 12 January 1862 in the Albion Hotel, Piccadilly, Manchester. He was the second son of five sons and four daughters of John George Adami, hotel proprietor, and his wife, Sarah Ann Ellis, daughter of Thomas Leech...

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J. B. Nias

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

Aitken, Sir William (1825–1892), pathologist, eldest son of William Aitken, a medical practitioner, was born in Dundee on 23 April 1825. He was educated at the high school in Dundee, and was subsequently apprenticed to his father and at the same time undertook further training at the ...

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Andrewes, Sir Frederick William (1859–1932), pathologist and bacteriologist, was born at Greyfriars House, Friar Street, Reading, on 31 March 1859, the eldest of the four sons of Charles James Andrewes, an engineer, who was mayor of Reading, and his second wife, Charlotte Parsons...

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Ashton, Norman Henry (1913–2000), pathologist, was born on 11 September 1913 at 60 Highlever Road, North Kensington, London, the second son of Henry James Ashton, a cheesemonger's assistant, and his wife, Margaret Ann, née Tuck. He attended West Kensington central school but left at sixteen to work as a laboratory assistant in a ...

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Bowen, David Aubrey Llewelyn (1924–2011), forensic pathologist, was born on 31 January 1924, at Gwynfryn, Pontycymmer, a mining village in Glamorganshire, the son of Thomas Rufus Bowen (1884–1946), medical practitioner, and his wife, Catherine, née Llewellyn. He was educated at Caterham school in ...

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C. S. Sherrington

revised by Claire E. J. Herrick

Boyce, Sir Rubert William (1863–1911), pathologist, was born on 22 April 1863 at Osborne Terrace, Clapham Road, London, the second son of Robert Henry Boyce, originally of Carlow, Ireland, an engineer who was at one time principal surveyor of British diplomatic and consular buildings in ...

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J. A. Boycott

revised by Geoffrey L. Asherson

Boycott, Arthur Edwin (1877–1938), pathologist and naturalist, was born at Hereford on 6 April 1877, the third son of William Boycott, solicitor, and his wife, Eliza Mellard. He was educated at Hereford Cathedral school, and gained the senior classical scholarship at Oriel College, Oxford...

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Clifford Dobell

revised by Claire E. J. Herrick

Bulloch, William (1868–1941), bacteriologist and pathologist, was born at Aberdeen on 19 August 1868, the younger son of John Bulloch and his wife, Mary, daughter of Andrew Malcolm, schoolmaster, of Leochel-Cushnie. John Malcolm Bulloch (1867–1938), journalist and genealogist of the house of Gordon...

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Cameron, Sir (Gordon) Roy (1899–1966), pathologist, was born at Echuca, Victoria, Australia, on 30 June 1899, the son of George Cameron, a Methodist preacher from South Australia, and his wife, Emily Pascoe, who had emigrated from Cornwall with her parents at the age of eleven. ...

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Carswell, Sir Robert (1793–1857), physician and pathological anatomist, was born on 3 February 1793 in Paisley, the son of Robert Carswell, a print cutter of Thornliebank, and his wife, Bethia Foulds. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, and probably took an anatomy course at the ...

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Chambers, Helen (1879–1935), pathologist and cancer research worker, was born on 18 July 1879 in Bombay, India, the only daughter of Frederick Chambers, of the Indian Civil Service. Her family returned to Britain and she was educated at the Jersey Ladies' College, and later at ...

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Helen Chambers (1879–1935) by Reginald Haines, pubd 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Davie, Thomas Benjamin (1895–1955), pathologist and university principal, was born on 23 November 1895 at Prieska, Cape Colony, the fifth of the six children of Thomas Benjamin Davie, law agent and auctioneer, and his first wife, Caroline Charlotte Halliday (d. 1900). With Scottish ancestry on both sides, ...

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Delépine, Auguste Sheridan (1855–1921), pathologist and bacteriologist, was born on 1 January 1855 at Rolle, Switzerland, the eldest son of Antoine Delépine, a Parisian landowner, and Henriette, formerly Mennet, a Swiss from the Canton de Vaud. Delépine was educated at the Collège Charlemagne, Paris...

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Dick, George Williamson Auchinvole (1914–1997), pathologist and virologist, was born on 14 August 1914 in Glasgow, the second of three sons of the Revd David Auchinvole Dick (1881–1964) and his wife, Blanche Hay, née Spence (d. 1945). His younger brother, Sir John Alexander Dick (1920–1994)...

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Downie, Allan Watt (1901–1988), medical microbiologist, was born on 5 September 1901 in Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, the fifth child in the family of seven sons and one daughter of William Downie, a deep-sea fisherman, and his wife, Margaret Watt, daughter of a fisherman from ...

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Dreschfeld, Julius (1845–1907), pathologist and physician, was born on 13 October 1845 at Niederwären, near Bamberg, Bavaria, the youngest son in a family of five sons and five daughters of Samuel Dreschfeld, a well-to-do merchant, and his wife, Giedel. His parents were well-respected Orthodox Jews; his father lived until the age of ninety-two, and his mother to ninety-seven. In 1861, after completing his early education at the ...

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H. G. Hanbury

revised by Anita McConnell

Dreyer, Georges (1873–1934), pathologist, was born at Shanghai on 4 July 1873, the second son and third and youngest child of Captain Georg Hannibal Napoleon Dreyer, of the Royal Danish Navy, and his wife, Dagmar Alvilde, daughter of Judge W. T. Qvistgaard, a well-known jurist of ...

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Drury, Sir Alan Nigel (1889–1980), experimental pathologist, was born in Hackney, London, on 3 November 1889, the youngest of five children, the eldest of whom was a girl, of Henry George Drury MVO (1839–1941), superintendent of the Great Eastern Railway, and his wife, ...

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W. J. Bishop

revised by Mary E. Gibson

Dudgeon, Leonard Stanley (1876–1938), pathologist, was born in London on 7 October 1876, the second son and youngest of the eight children of John Hepburn Dudgeon of Haddington, East Lothian, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of Alexander Pond. He was educated at University College School...