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Cowan, William Maxwell [Max] (1931–2002), neurobiologist, was born on 27 September 1931 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Adam Cowan, a structural engineer, and his wife, Jessie Sloan, née Maxwell. His parents had recently moved from Scotland to South Africa in search of jobs. He studied medicine at the ...

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Fielding, Una Lucy (1888–1969), neuroanatomist, was born on 2 May 1888 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. She was the eldest of five surviving children of the Revd Sydney Glanville Fielding, Anglican clergyman and author, and Lucy Frances Johnson. In 1893 the family moved to ...

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Marsden, (Charles) David (1938–1998), neurologist and neuroscientist, was born on 15 April 1938 at 4 Sydenham Road, Croydon, the elder of the two sons of Charles Moustaka Marsden, CBE, a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and his wife, Una Maud, née...

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Vogt, Marthe Louise (1903–2003), pharmacologist and neurochemist, was born on 8 September 1903 in Berlin, Germany, the elder daughter of Oskar Vogt (1870–1959) and his wife, Cécile, née Mugnier (1875–1962), both neurologists. Oskar Vogt came from a Lutheran family in Schleswig-Holstein and Cécile...

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Wall, Patrick David [Pat] (1925–2001), neuroscientist, was born on 5 April 1925 at Grosvenor Nursing Home, 42 Forest Road, Nottingham, the son of Thomas Wall, an inspector of schools, and later director of education for Middlesex, and his wife, Ruth, née Cresswell. He was educated at ...