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Adelstein, Abraham Manie [Abe] (1916–1992), occupational physician and medical statistician, was born on 28 March 1916 at Trichard, eastern Transvaal, South Africa, the fourth of five children (four boys and one girl) of Nathan Adelstein, miller in Trichard, and Rosie Cohen, both Jewish immigrants from ...

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Banting, Sir Frederick Grant (1891–1941), physician and medical researcher, was born near the town of Alliston, Ontario, Canada, on 14 November 1891, the fourth son and fifth and youngest child of William Thompson Banting (1849–1929), a farmer of Irish descent, and his wife, ...

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Bearn, Alexander Gordon [Alick] (1923–2009), physician and medical scientist, was born on 29 March 1923 at Lethnot, Manor Road, Cheam, Surrey, the elder son and second of three children of Edward Gordon Bearn (1887–1945), a civil servant in the Ministry of Health, and his wife, ...

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Sir Cyril Astley Clarke (1907–2000) by Ruskin Spear, 1977 by permission of the Royal College of Physicians, London

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Clarke, Sir Cyril Astley (1907–2000), physician and medical scientist, was born on 22 August 1907 at 37 London Road, Leicester, the only son and second of the three children of Astley Vavasour Clarke (1870–1945), physician, and his wife, Ethel Mary (1872–1966), daughter of ...

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Cuthbertson, Sir David Paton (1900–1989), medical researcher and nutritionist, was born on 9 May 1900 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, the only child of John Cuthbertson MBE FRSE, secretary of the West of Scotland Agricultural College, and his wife, Lilias Ann Bowman, formerly matron of ...

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Hart, Philip Montagu D'Arcy (1900–2006), physician and medical researcher, was born on 25 June 1900 at 18 Pembridge Gardens, Kensington, London, into a cultivated Jewish family, the son of Henry D'Arcy Hart (d. 1938), a barrister who subsequently gave up the law to become a flower painter, and his wife, ...

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Sir James Mackenzie (1853–1925) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mackenzie, Sir James (1853–1925), physician and medical researcher, was the second son and one of the seven children of Robert Mackenzie (1816–1898), a farmer, and his wife, Jean Campbell Menzies (d. 1892). He was born at his father's farm of Pictstonhill at ...

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McCance, Robert Alexander (1898–1993), physician and research physiologist, was born on 8 December 1898, at Woodbourne, near Dunmurry, south-west of Belfast, the third son of John Stouppe Finlay McCance (1865–1926), barrister and linen merchant, and Mary Letitia, née Bristow (1865–1948). (Through a mistake on his father's part, his birth certificate wrongly recorded his birth date as 9 December.) He had a younger sister, ...

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Stocks, Percy (1889–1974), physician and medical statistician, the son of John Stocks, provision merchant, and his wife, Margaret Ann Mead, was born at 23 Ellesmere Avenue, Eccles, Lancashire, on 5 November 1889. From a small private school he won an entrance scholarship to ...