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D'A. Power

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Althaus, Julius (1833–1900), physician and neurologist, born in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, on 31 March 1833, was the fourth and youngest son of Friedrich Althaus and Julie Draescke. His father was Lutheran general superintendent of Lippe-Detmold, a dignitary equivalent to the Anglican rural dean; his mother was a daughter of the last protestant bishop of ...

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Leonard Guthrie

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Beevor, Charles Edward (1854–1908), neurologist, born in London on 12 June 1854, was the eldest son of Charles Beevor FRCS, and Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Burrell. He received his early education at Blackheath proprietary school and afterwards studied medicine at University College, London...

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Bramwell, Sir Byrom (1847–1931), physician and neurologist, was born on 18 December 1847 at Dockray Square, North Shields, Northumberland, the eldest son of John Byrom Bramwell (1823–1882), a general medical practitioner in North Shields, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Young, a shipowner. ...

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Cairns, Sir Hugh William Bell (1896–1952), neurosurgeon, was born on 26 June 1896 in Port Pirie, South Australia. His father, William Cairns (1868–1958), a carpenter and joiner, had emigrated from Glasgow in 1889 and married Amy Florence Bell (1867–1964), a local music teacher. In 1903 they moved to the small township of ...

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Eccles, Sir John Carew (1903–1997), neurophysiologist, was born on 27 January 1903 in Melbourne, Australia, the eldest of two children of William James Eccles (1866–1947), schoolteacher, and his wife, Mary, née Carew (1869–1952), also a schoolteacher. Roman Catholic by upbringing, he attended Warrnambool high school, Victoria...

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Sir John Carew Eccles (1903–1997) by unknown photographer by permission of the National Library of Australia

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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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Golla, Frederick Lucien (1877–1968), neuropsychiatrist, was born on 11 August 1877 at 11 Richmond Gardens, Fulham, London, the child of Lucien William Peter Alexander Evasio Golla, a civil engineer, and his wife, Alice Amelia Tingey. His parents were Italian immigrants, his father Lucien...

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Hall, Marshall (1790–1857), physician and neurophysiologist, was born at Basford, near Nottingham, on 18 February 1790, the fourth son and sixth of eight children of Robert Hall (1754–1827), a cotton manufacturer and bleacher, and his wife, Ann. His eldest brother, Samuel Hall, was a prolific inventor. Their father, ...

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Hallpike, Charles Skinner (1900–1979), neuro-otologist, was born on 19 July 1900 in Murree, India, the son of Frank Robert Hallpike (1870–1934), a jeweller, and Rosamund Helen, née Skinner (1873–1946), granddaughter of James Skinner (1778–1841), founder of Skinner's Horse light cavalry regiment. Educated at ...

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J. D. Rolleston

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Head, Sir Henry (1861–1940), neurologist, was born at Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, London, on 4 August 1861, the eldest son of Henry Head, an insurance broker at Lloyd's, and his wife, Hester, daughter of Richard Beck, wine merchant. He was educated for two years at ...

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Jefferson, Sir Geoffrey (1886–1961), neurosurgeon, was born at 27 Barrett Street, Stockton-on-Tees, co. Durham, on 10 April 1886, the eldest of the six children of Arthur John Jefferson (1857–1915), a general practitioner and surgeon in Rochdale, and his wife, Cecilia, née James (...

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Reynolds, Sir John Russell, baronet (1828–1896), physician and neurologist, was born on 22 May 1828 at Romsey, Hampshire, the second son of the Revd John Reynolds, a Congregational minister, and his second wife, Sarah, daughter of Robert Fletcher of Chester. He was the grandson of ...

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Thomas, Peter Kynaston (1926–2008), neurologist, was born on 28 June 1926 at St James Nursing Home, Swansea, the eldest of three sons of Heber Lesley Thomas (1901–1950), timber importer and author, of Caswell Bay, Gower, and his wife, Beatrice Ida Carmen, née Couch (1903–1978)...

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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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Walshe, Sir Francis Martin Rouse (1885–1973), neurologist, was born in London on 19 September 1885, the elder child and only son (a first son had died as a baby) of Michael Charles Walshe, a pioneer of agency nursing, originally from co. Mayo in ...