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Armstrong, George (1719/20–1789), physician specializing in the treatment of children, was born at Castleton in Liddesdale, Roxburghshire, the third son and youngest of the six children of Robert Armstrong (1661–1732), Presbyterian minister, of Castleton, and his second wife, Christian Mowatt (1675–1753). He was the younger brother of the poet ...

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Ashby, Henry (1846–1908), paediatrician, was born on 8 March 1846 at Carshalton, Surrey, the son of John Ashby, miller, and his wife, Charlotte Gibbard, both members of the Religious Society of Friends. Educated first at Ackworth School, near Pontefract, and from 1864 at the ...

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Michael Chew Koon Chan, Baron Chan (1940–2006) by G. Lee, 2001 © Photoshot

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Chan, Michael Chew Koon, Baron Chan (1940–2006), paediatrician, was born on 6 March 1940 in Singapore, the only son of James Chieu Kim (Michael) Chan (1916–1979), a headmaster, and his wife, Rosie (1916–2000). He had a younger sister, Janette. His parents had both been born in ...

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Catherine Chisholm (1878–1952) by F. W. Schmidt, c. 1928–30 Wellcome Library, London

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Chisholm, Catherine (1878–1952), paediatrician, was born on 2 January 1878 at 10 Railway Street, Radcliffe, near Manchester, the first of two daughters of Kenneth Mackenzie Chisholm (d. 1902), a general practitioner, and his wife, Mary Thornley, the daughter of a Lancashire mill owner. She was educated at a local private school. Her father, an ...

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Corner, Beryl Dorothy (1910–2007), paediatrician, was born at 7 Waterford Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, on 9 December 1910, the eldest of three children of Edward Graham Corner (1881–1952), a clerk in the port of Bristol authority, and his wife, Cicely Rose, née Menzies (1885–1976)...

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König, Karl (1902–1966), paediatrician and educationist, was born on 25 September 1902 in Vienna, Austria, the only child of Aron Ber (Adolf) König, shoe shop owner, of Vienna, and his wife, Bertha Fischer, whose father was a dressmaker in Iglau, Austria. He was educated at secondary school in ...

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Morley, David Cornelius (1923–2009), paediatrician, was born on 15 June 1923 at the vicarage, Rothwell, Northamptonshire, the youngest of seven children of John Arthur Malcolmson Morley (1868–1951), vicar of Rothwell, and his wife, (Evelyn) Ruth Elwell, née Potter (1886–1959). He was educated at ...

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G. R. Cameron

revised by Michael Bevan

Parsons, Sir Leonard Gregory (1879–1950), paediatrician, was born at Kidderminster, Worcestershire, on 25 November 1879, the son of Theophilus Lessie Parsons and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Timothy Sharpe, a farmer who migrated to the United States. Parsons came of a Worcestershire farming family and was devoted to Wesleyan Methodism. He grew up at ...

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Still, Sir (George) Frederic (1868–1941), paediatrician, was born at 10 Wray Crescent, Tollington Park, Highbury, London, on 27 February 1868, the second of twelve children of George Still (d. 1885), a surveyor of HM customs, and his wife, Eliza Andrew (1833–1914). He won scholarships to the ...

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G. F. Still

revised by Roger Hutchins

Thomson, John (1856–1926), paediatrician, was born at 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh, on 23 November 1856, the second of three children and only son of Thomas Thomson (d. 1876), writer to the signet, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1871), daughter of Alexander Cleghorn...

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Tizard, Sir (John) Peter Mills (1916–1993), paediatrician, was born on 1 April 1916 at 12 Lancaster Place, Hampstead, London, the eldest son of the scientist Sir Henry Thomas Tizard (1885–1959) and his wife, Kathleen Eleanor Wilson (1891–1968). Peter, as he was generally known, was educated at ...

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Williams, Cicely Delphine (1893–1992), paediatrician and nutritionist, was born on 2 December 1893 at Kew Park, Westmoreland, Jamaica, the second daughter and fourth among the six children of James Rowland Williams (d. 1916), landowner and civil servant, and his wife, Margaret (...