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Brownlee, John (1868–1927), public health officer, geneticist, and medical statistician, was born at Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, on 21 June 1868, the elder of the two sons of John Brownlee (1826–1899), Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Mary, née Stevenson (1833–1894). He studied mathematics and natural philosophy at ...

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Cameron, Sir Charles Alexander (1830–1921), public health officer, was born on 16 July 1830 at Dublin, one of three children of Ewen Cameron (1787–1846), soldier, and Belinda, daughter of John Smith of co. Cavan. He was educated privately in Dublin and Guernsey, where his family lived in 1844–5. He studied medicine in ...

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Duncan, William Henry (1805–1863), physician and medical officer of health, was born in Liverpool on 27 January 1805, the third son and fifth of the seven children of George Duncan, merchant of Liverpool, and his wife, Christian, the youngest daughter of James Currie...

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Thomas William Francis Gann (1867–1938) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Kelly, (Margaret) Ann Davidson (1912–1989), medical social worker, was born on 1 February 1912 at Manley House, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, the second daughter and youngest of the five children of John Davidson Kelly (1861–1928), schoolmaster, and his wife, Ann (1875–1937), daughter of ...

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Leigh, John (1812–1888), medical officer of health, was born on 8 June 1812, reputedly at Foxdenton Hall, Chadderton, near Oldham, but possibly in Liverpool, the son of Thomas Leigh (c.1778–1847), druggist and tea dealer of Ashton under Lyne, and his wife, ...

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Sir Henry Duncan Littlejohn (1826–1914) by Sir George Reid Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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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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M'Gonigle, George Cuthbert Mura (1889–1939), medical officer of health, was born on 19 February 1889 at 48 North Bridge Street, Monkwearmouth, near Sunderland, co. Durham, the only child of Canon William Alexander M'Gonigle (1849–1939) and his wife, Sarah Catherine Stobbs (d. 1925)...

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Millard, Charles Killick (1870–1952), public health official and advocate of voluntary euthanasia, was born at Costock, Nottinghamshire, on 14 August 1870, one of nine children of Charles Sutton Millard (1834–1912), rector of Costock, and his wife, Mary Harriet Killick. He was educated at ...

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Mullen, Madeleine ffrench- (1880–1944), medical officer and hospital administrator, was born in Malta in 1880, the eldest of three children, one son and two daughters, of fleet surgeon St Laurence ffrench-Mullen RN and his wife. Her mother suffered ill health for a number of years after her birth and ...

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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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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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Newsholme, Sir Arthur (1857–1943), public health official and epidemiologist, was born on 10 February 1857 in Haworth, Yorkshire, the fourth son of Robert Newsholme (d. c.1861), wool stapler or merchant, and his second wife, Phoebe, daughter of John Binns, wool comber, of ...

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O'Higgins [formerly Higgins], Thomas Francis (1889–1953), medical officer, army officer, and politician in Ireland, was born on 20 November 1889 in Stradbally, Queen's county (later co. Laois), Ireland, the second son of the sixteen children of Thomas Francis Higgins (d. 1923)...

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James Burn Russell (1837–1904) by T. & R. Annan & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Steel, (Edith) Marjorie (1904–1985), medical social worker, was born on 19 March 1904 at 2 South View, Rutland Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, the daughter of Deane Steel, banker's clerk, and his wife, Edith Maud, née Dauncey. She qualified as a hospital almoner in 1931 and was appointed almoner at the ...

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Stevenson, Thomas Henry Craig (1870–1932), public health official and statistician, was born on 24 November 1870 in Strabane, co. Tyrone, son of James Stevenson, an iron-founder. He was educated at University College, London, from which he obtained the MRCS and LRCP diplomas, and he graduated MB in 1896. He then set up in general practice and on 20 June 1900 married ...