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Amoroso, Emmanuel Ciprian (1901–1982), veterinary embryologist and endocrinologist, was born on 16 September 1901 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the third child in the family of eight sons (one of them adopted) and three daughters of Thomas Amoroso, bookkeeper and later estate owner, and his wife, ...

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Betts, Annie Dorothy (1884–1961), apiculturist and expert on bee diseases, was born on 22 November 1884 at Claverley, Adelaide Road, Surbiton, Surrey, the daughter of Edward Peto Betts (1844–1918), civil engineer and financier, and his wife, Frances Ashenhurst Maclean (1853–1934). She was from a distinguished family of railway constructors that included her grandfather ...

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Clater, Francis (bap. 1754?, d. 1823), farrier and veterinary writer, may have been the son of John and Mary Claytor who was baptized at St Peter's, Nottingham, on 14 April 1754. He described himself in the preface to his first work as 'having served a regular apprenticeship and nearly one year a journeyman to the late ...

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Sir William MacGregor Henderson (1913–2000) by unknown photographer © reserved; Universal Pictorial Press & Agency; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henderson, Sir William MacGregor [Gregor] (1913–2000), veterinary virologist and scientific administrator, was born on 17 July 1913 at 14 Cameron Park, Edinburgh, the son of William Simpson Henderson (b. 1870), manager of a Christmas card works, and his wife, Catherine Alice Marcus (...

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Jarrett, William Fleming Hoggan [Bill] (1928–2011), veterinary pathologist, was born at 55 Craigmont Drive, Glasgow, on 2 January 1928, the son of James Jarrett, a joiner who also ran an agricultural smallholding, and his wife, Jessie Williams, née Hoggan. He had an older brother, ...

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William Fleming Hoggan Jarrett (1928–2011) by unknown photographer, c.1964 © by kind permission of the Jarrett family

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Keatinge, William Richard [Bill] (1931–2008), physiologist, was born on 18 May 1931 at 30 Beaufort Mansions, Chelsea, London, the only son of Sir Edgar Mayne Keatinge (1905–1998), land agent, later politician and businessman, and his wife, Katharine Lucile, née Burrell (1907–1990). His father was briefly Conservative MP for ...

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Millais, Sir Everett, second baronet (1856–1897), dog breeder and biomedical scientist, was born at Annat Lodge, near Bowerswell, Perthshire, on 30 May 1856, the eldest of the eight children of the artist Sir John Everett Millais, first baronet (1829–1896), and his wife, Euphemia (Effie) Chalmers Ruskin, ...

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Minett, Francis Colin (1890–1953), veterinary pathologist, was born in Acton Turville, Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, on 16 September 1890, the son of Francis Minett, farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Louisa Birch. He attended King Edward's School, Bath, and the Royal Veterinary College, London, qualifying MRCVS in 1911. In 1912 he obtained the degree of BSc (veterinary science) of the ...

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Phillipson, Andrew Tindal (1910–1977), veterinary physiologist, was born at Finchley, Middlesex, on 19 August 1910, the second son and youngest of four children of John Tindal Phillipson and his wife, Cicely Gough Paterson. He was educated at Christ's College, Finchley, where his father was headmaster, and from 1928 to 1931 at ...

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Ross, Sir Ian Clunies (1899–1959), veterinary scientist and scientific administrator, was born on 22 February 1899 at Bathurst, New South Wales, the youngest of four sons of William John Clunies Ross, schoolteacher and amateur natural scientist, and Hannah Elizabeth Tilley, the Australian-born daughter of an English nonconformist missionary. His father had been born in ...

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Uvarov, Dame Olga Nikolaevna (1910–2001), veterinary scientist, was born in Moscow on 9 July 1910, the only daughter among the four children of Nikolas Uvarov, a lawyer, and his wife, Elena. The family was forced to flee Moscow during the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. ...

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Wight, James Alfred [pseud. James Herriot] (1916–1995), writer and veterinarian, was born on 3 October 1916 at 111 Brandling Street, Sunderland, the only child of James Henry Wight (d. 1960), a ship plater and accomplished musician, and Hannah, née Bell (...