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Acheson, Sir (Ernest) Donald (1926–2010), medical officer, was born on 17 September 1926 at 74 Osborne Park, Belfast, the younger son of Malcolm King Acheson (d. 1962), a doctor who specialized in public health, and his wife, Dorothy Josephine, née Rennoldson (...

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Gann, Thomas William Francis (1867–1938), colonial medical officer and archaeologist, was born at Murrisk Abbey, Westport, co. Mayo, his mother's family home, on 13 May 1867, the son of William Gann, later of Whitstable, Kent, and his wife, Elizabeth Rose Garvey. He was educated at the ...

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Letheby, Henry (1816–1876), analytical chemist and public health official, was born in Plymouth. He began his study of chemistry at the Cornwall Polytechnic Society in Falmouth. In 1837 he enrolled in Aldersgate Street medical school, where he was a class prizewinner and subsequently assistant of ...

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Littlejohn, Sir Henry Duncan (1826–1914), medical officer of health and expert in forensic medicine, was born on 8 May 1826 at the family home, 33 Leith Street, Edinburgh, the seventh of the nine children of Thomas Littlejohn, master baker and a burgess of ...

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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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Russell, James Burn (1837–1904), medical officer of health, was born on 5 May 1837 at 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, the elder child of David Russell (1808–1871), printer, and his wife, Agnes (1816–1839), daughter of John Cassels, a grain merchant of the burgh of ...

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Simon, Sir John (1816–1904), surgeon and public health officer, was born in the City of London on 10 October 1816, the sixth child of Louis Michael Simon (1782–1879) and his second wife, Mathilde Nonnet (1787–1882). Both parents were second-generation French immigrants; his father, initially a shipbroker, later became a stockbroker and a prominent member of the ...