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Chambers, Helen (1879–1935), pathologist and cancer research worker, was born on 18 July 1879 in Bombay, India, the only daughter of Frederick Chambers, of the Indian Civil Service. Her family returned to Britain and she was educated at the Jersey Ladies' College, and later at ...

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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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Copeman, Sydney Arthur Monckton (1862–1947), medical scientist, was born at home on 21 February 1862 in the cathedral close at Norwich, the son of Arthur Charles Copeman (1824–1896), canon and rural dean of Norwich, and his wife, Mary Metcalfe (1834–1927), daughter of deputy lieutenant ...

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Haddow, Sir Alexander (1907–1976), experimental pathologist in cancer research, was born on 18 January 1907, at Leven, Fife, Scotland, the elder son of William Haddow (1864–1928), miner, later a landlord of a hostelry, and his wife, Margaret Docherty (1870–1922), the daughter of a hawker and coachman. The family lived in ...

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Laidlaw, Sir Patrick Playfair (1881–1940), medical scientist, was born at Glasgow on 26 September 1881, the third of the six sons of Robert Laidlaw MD and his wife, Elizabeth Playfair. At the time of Laidlaw's birth, his father was superintendent of the Glasgow Medical Mission...

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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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Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist, was born Jósef Rotblat on 4 November 1908 in Warsaw, the eldest of five surviving children (two others died in infancy) of Zygmunt, otherwise Zelman, Rotblat, the owner of a haulage company specializing in the paper trade, and his wife, ...

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Smith, Audrey Ursula (1915–1981), medical scientist and cryobiologist, was born in India on 21 May 1915, and baptized at Chindwara, India, one of the two children of Alan Kenyon Smith, of the Indian Civil Service, and Gertrude May Smith.

Audrey Smith entered King's College, London...

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Wright, Sir Almroth Edward (1861–1947), medical scientist, was born at Middleton Tyas, near Richmond, Yorkshire, on 10 August 1861, the second son of the Revd Charles Henry Hamilton Wright (1836–1909), an eminent Hebraist and militant protestant, and his wife, Ebba Johanna Dorothea, daughter of ...