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Brain, Walter Russell, first Baron Brain (1895–1966), physician and medical administrator, was born at Clovelly, Denmark Road, Reading, on 23 October 1895, the only son and elder child of Walter John Brain, solicitor, and his wife, Edith Alice, daughter of Charles Smith, architect. At ...

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Newman, Sir George (1870–1948), medical officer of health, was born on 23 October 1870 at 14 Broad Street, Leominster, Herefordshire, the fourth child and second son of Henry Stanley Newman, a Quaker and for many years editor of The Friend, and his wife, ...

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Sir George Newman (1870–1948) by Margaret Lindsay Williams, exh. RA 1935 reproduced by kind permission of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Tuke, William (1732–1822), philanthropist and founder of the York Retreat, was born in York on 24 March 1732, the son of Samuel Tuke (1703–1748), stuff weaver and hosier, and his wife, Ann (d. 1755), daughter of John Ward of Dronfield, Derbyshire. The ...

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Walker, George Alfred (1807–1884), sanitary reformer, was born on 27 February 1807 at Nottingham, the second son of William Walker, a plumber, and his wife, Elizabeth Williamson, of Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire; he also had at least one sister. His earliest teacher was ...

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Woodhead, Sir German Sims (1855–1921), pathologist and health campaigner, was born on 29 April 1855 at Woodland Mount, Huddersfield, the oldest son of Joseph Woodhead (1824–1913), newspaper owner and MP for Spen Valley, and Catherine, eldest daughter of James Booth Woodhead of Holmfirth...