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Denis Parsons Burkitt (1911–1993) by Godfrey Argent, 1973 Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911–1993), surgeon and geographical epidemiologist, was born at Alexander Terrace, Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, on 28 February 1911, the elder of the two sons of James Parsons Burkitt (1870–1959), an engineer and county surveyor for Fermanagh, and his wife, Gwendolyn Hill (1878–1960)...

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John Snow (1813–1858) by unknown photographer, c. 1856 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Snow, John (1813–1858), anaesthetist and epidemiologist, was born on 15 March 1813 at North Street, York, the eldest of the nine children of William Snow (1783–1846) and his wife, Frances Askham (1789–1860). At the time of Snow's birth his father was a labourer, but he later became a farmer and in 1841 moved to a farm in ...