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Monica Eileen Baly (1914–1998) by unknown photographer [detail] © reserved / News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baly, Monica Eileen (1914–1998), nurse and historian of nursing, was born on 24 May 1914 at 23 Shirley Park Road, Shirley, near Croydon, Surrey, the first of the two children, and the only daughter, of Albert Frank Baly (d. 1953), a clerk with ...

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Clarke, Edwin Sisterson (1919–1996), medical historian and neurologist, was born on 18 June 1919 at Mona House, Crow Hall Lane, Felling-on-Tyne, co. Durham, son of Joseph Henry Clarke, painter and decorator, and Nellie, daughter of Robert Sisterson, a shopkeeper. Brought up in poverty by his mother, he left ...

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Edwin Sisterson Clarke (1919–1996) by Fletcher, 1966 Wellcome Library, London

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Cope, Sir (Vincent) Zachary (1881–1974), surgeon and medical historian, was born in Kingston upon Hull on 14 February 1881, the youngest of ten children (of whom three died in early childhood) of Thomas John Gilbert Cope, a minister of the United Methodist church in ...

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Crawfurd, Sir Raymond Henry Payne (1865–1938), physician and medical historian, was born at East Grinstead, Sussex, on 9 November 1865, the sixth son of the Revd Charles Walter Payne Crawfurd, and his wife, Mary, daughter of James Adey Ogle, regius professor of medicine at ...

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Dally [née Mullins], Ann Gwendolen (1926–2007), doctor and medical historian, was born on 29 March 1926 in a nursing home at 27 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London, the first of the three children of Claud William Mullins (1887–1968), reforming magistrate and author, and his wife ...

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Kirkpatrick, Thomas Percy Claude (1869–1954), physician and medical historian, the second son of John Rutherfoord Kirkpatrick (d. 1889), king's professor of midwifery in the University of Dublin, and his wife, Catherine Drury, was born at 32 Rutland Square, Dublin, on 10 September 1869. The family later moved locally, to ...

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Loudon, Irvine Stewart Lees (1924–2015), by unknown photographer, c. 2004

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Loudon, Irvine Stewart Lees (1924–2015), general practitioner, medical historian, and artist, was born on 1 August 1924 at 120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, the younger son of Andrew Walker Buist Loudon (1880–1968) and his wife, Sarah Margaret Black (Morag), née Lees (...

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McKeown, Thomas (1912–1988), medical historian and exponent of social medicine, was born on 2 November 1912 in Portadown, northern Ireland, the third in the family of three sons and one daughter of William McKeown, preacher, builder, and officer in the Salvation Army, and his wife, ...

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Pagel, Walter Traugott Ulrich (1898–1983), medical historian and pathologist, was born on 12 November 1898 in Berlin, the youngest son of five children of Julius Leopold Pagel (1851–1912), an eminent medical historian and physician, and his wife, Marie, née Labaschin (d. 1909)...

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Payne, Joseph Frank (1840–1910), physician and medical historian, was born in the parish of St Giles, Camberwell, in Surrey, on 10 January 1840, son of Joseph Payne (1808–1876), professor and a founder member of the College of Preceptors, where education was taught, and his wife, ...

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Poynter, Frederick Noël Lawrence (1908–1979), librarian and medical historian (known as Noël to family and friends), was born in London on 24 December 1908, the seventh of nine children of Herbert William Poynter and his wife, Margaret, née Gurry (1875/6–1924), originally from Cork...

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Scott, Sir (Henry) Harold (1874–1956), pathologist and historian of tropical medicine, was born on 3 August 1874 at Spalding, Lincolnshire, the son of the Revd Dr Douglas Lee Scott (1846–1914), headmaster of the Mercers' School from 1876 to 1914, and Mary Anne Elizabeth...

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Singer, Charles Joseph (1876–1960), historian of medicine and science, was born on 2 November 1876 at 22 Brunswick Square, Camberwell, London, the fifth child and fourth son of Simeon Singer (1848–1906), headmaster of Jews' College School and minister of Borough New Synagogue, and his wife, ...

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Charles Joseph Singer (1876–1960) by unknown photographer Wellcome Library, London

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Singer [née Cohen], Dorothea Waley (1882–1964), historian of medicine and philanthropist, was born on 17 December 1882, the second daughter of Nathaniel Louis Cohen (d. 1913), stockbroker, and his wife, Julia M. Waley. She took a general arts course at Queen's College, London...

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Smith, Robert William Innes (1872–1933), physician and medical historian, was born at North Bridge, Edinburgh, on 26 December 1872, the eldest of the three sons of William Smith (1848–1931), chemist and inventor, and his wife, Louisa Selina Campbell-Colquhoun (1847–1923), daughter of John Ferguson...

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Thompson, Charles John Samuel (1862–1943), medical historian and museum curator, was born in Liverpool on 27 August 1862, the second son of John Thompson (1820–1900), pharmaceutical chemist, and his wife, Ann Amelia Miners (b. 1825). His father, a native of Sheffield, had settled in ...