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Gimpel, Jean Victor (1918–1996), cultural historian and historian of medieval technology, was born in Paris on 10 October 1918. Of Jewish descent, he was the third son of René Gimpel (d. 1944), a leading art dealer and friend of Renoir and Proust...


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


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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, ...