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Barker, David James Purslove (1938–2013), physician and epidemiologist, was born at the Wilbraham Nursing Home, 3 Wilbraham Place, Chelsea, London, on 29 June 1938, the younger son and second of three children of Hugh Purslove Barker (1909–1984), an engineer and businessman (later chairman and managing director of the ...

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Budd, William (1811–1880), physician and epidemiologist, was born on 14 September 1811 at Melhuishes in the village of North Tawton, Devon, where his father, Samuel (1772–1841), practised as a surgeon until his death. Previous generations had been educated at Oxford, but Samuel appears to have studied medicine via apprenticeship and service in the navy. ...

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Sir (William) Richard Shaboe Doll (1912–2005) by Michael Crabtree, 2004 © Troika Photos

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Doll, Sir (William) Richard Shaboe (1912–2005), physician and epidemiologist, was born at 15 Park Road, Hampton Hill, Middlesex, on 28 October 1912, the elder son of Henry William Doll, physician and surgeon, and his wife, Amy Kathleen, née Shaboe, concert pianist. He was educated at ...

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Greenhow, Edward Headlam (1814–1888), epidemiologist and physician, was born in North Shields, Northumberland, the son of Edward Greenhow, physician, of North Shields, and nephew of T. M. Greenhow MD FRCS (1791–1881), surgeon for many years to the Newcastle Infirmary, a notable operator and sanitary reformer (...

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Milroy, Gavin (1805–1886), physician and epidemiologist, was born in Edinburgh, the son of Andrew Milroy, jeweller. Educated locally at the high school and then at Edinburgh University, Milroy distinguished himself in the study of medicine and became MRCS (Edinburgh) in 1824; he graduated MD in 1828. He was an enormously popular student, renowned for both his kindness and his intellectual ability. He was known among his fellow students as ...

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Jeremiah Noah Morris (1910–2009) by unknown photographer, c.1970 © London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Morris, Jeremiah Noah [Jerry] (1910–2009), physician and epidemiologist, was born at 3 Belgrave Street, West Derby, Liverpool, on 6 May 1910, the eldest of three sons of Nathan Morris, Hebrew scholar, and his wife, Chaia (Annie), née Moselowsky. His father was a refugee from pogroms in ...

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Pickles, William Norman (1885–1969), general practitioner and epidemiologist, was born on 6 March 1885 in Camp Road, Leeds, where his father was in general practice; he was the second of the six sons, of whom five qualified as doctors, of John Jagger Pickles...