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Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women, was born on 24 March 1864 at Bank Buildings, 10A Coats Lane, Whitehaven, Cumberland. One of six children, she was the second of three daughters born to ...

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Harrison, Benjamin (1771–1856), hospital administrator and philanthropist, was born on 29 July 1771 at West Ham, Essex, the fourth son of Benjamin Harrison (1734–1797), treasurer of Guy's Hospital. His formal education is obscure, but he was well prepared for his life's work by living from the age of fourteen with his father in the treasurer's house at ...

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Ward [née Lord], Emily Mary Jane (1850–1930), headmistress and founder of the Norland Institute for nursery-nursing, was born at Parkfield, St Alkmund, Derby, on 13 August 1850, the daughter of James Lord, barrister, and his wife, Elizabeth Mary, formerly Coy. Early in her life her parents moved to ...