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Margery Grace Blackie (1898–1981) by Mayotte Magnus, 1977 © Mayotte Magnus; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blackie, Margery Grace (1898–1981), homoeopathic physician, was born on 4 February 1898 at Redbourn, Hertfordshire. She was the youngest of ten children of Robert Blackie (c.1852–1936), a man of independent means, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1941), daughter of Rowland Rees...

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Walker, Jane Harriett (1859–1938), physician and specialist in the open-air treatment of tuberculosis, was born on 24 October 1859 at Canal Cottage, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. She was the eldest daughter, one of eight children, three boys and five girls, of John Walker (1834–1900), then a wool merchant, later a prosperous local blanket manufacturer, and his wife, ...