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Amoroso, Emmanuel Ciprian (1901–1982), veterinary embryologist and endocrinologist, was born on 16 September 1901 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the third child in the family of eight sons (one of them adopted) and three daughters of Thomas Amoroso, bookkeeper and later estate owner, and his wife, ...

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Betts, Annie Dorothy (1884–1961), apiculturist and expert on bee diseases, was born on 22 November 1884 at Claverley, Adelaide Road, Surbiton, Surrey, the daughter of Edward Peto Betts (1844–1918), civil engineer and financier, and his wife, Frances Ashenhurst Maclean (1853–1934). She was from a distinguished family of railway constructors that included her grandfather ...

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Bloomsbury Circle (act. c. 1904–c. 1940), was a group of writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered in Bloomsbury and Sussex in the early decades of the twentieth century, and who exerted considerable influence in a variety of fields between the two world wars. They became publicly known as the ...

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Brancker, (Winifred) Mary (1914–2010), veterinary surgeon, was born on 19 August 1914 at 56 Crediton Hill, Hampstead, London, the youngest of three children of Henry Brancker (1879–1921), corn merchant, and his wife, Winifred Caroline, née Eaton (1878–1968). There was an older sister, Antoinette...

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Branford, William Catton (1835–1891), veterinary surgeon, was born in Thetford, Norfolk, the third son of John William Branford, corn and spirit merchant, and his wife, Maria, née Catton. He had three brothers and three sisters; two other siblings do not seem to have survived infancy....

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Ernest Clarke

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Brown, Sir George Thomas (1827–1906), veterinary surgeon, born in London on 30 December 1827, was the elder son of Thomas Brown of Notting Hill Terrace, London, and his wife, Grace Bryant. Colonel Sir William James Brown KCB (1832–1918), was his younger brother. After being educated privately ...

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Clater, Francis (bap. 1754?, d. 1823), farrier and veterinary writer, may have been the son of John and Mary Claytor who was baptized at St Peter's, Nottingham, on 14 April 1754. He described himself in the preface to his first work as 'having served a regular apprenticeship and nearly one year a journeyman to the late ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Clover, Joseph (1725–1811), veterinary surgeon and farrier, son of a blacksmith, was born in Norwich on 12 August 1725. He benefited from some early schooling and learned his trade working alongside his father. When he was seventeen his father died and Joseph took over the family business, providing support for his mother and three siblings. About 1750 he attracted the notice of ...

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Cust, Aleen Isabel (1868–1937), veterinary surgeon, was born on 7 February 1868 at Cordangan Manor, co. Tipperary, Ireland, the fourth of six children of Sir Leopold Cust, baronet (1832–1878), land agent, and his wife, Charlotte Sobieske Isabel (1835–1914), daughter of Vice-Admiral Charles Orlando Bridgeman...

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Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College, was born on 6 May 1793 at Whitehorse Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, the second of three children who survived beyond infancy of John Dick (c.1769–1844), and his wife, Jane (Jean) Anderson (...

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Ernest Clarke

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Fleming, George (1833–1901), veterinary surgeon, born at Glasgow on 11 March 1833, was the son of a working shoeing smith there. Early in life he was taken by his father to Manchester, where both were employed in the farrier's shop of a veterinary surgeon. He subsequently entered the service of a well-known veterinary surgeon of ...

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George Fleming (1833–1901) by unknown photographer, pubd 1901 © reserved

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Gamgee, John (1831–1894), veterinary surgeon and inventor, was born in the via de Pizzacotti, Florence, Italy, the fourth of the eight children of Joseph Gamgee (1801–1894) and his wife, Mary Ann, daughter of John and Sarah West of Honiton, Devon. His elder brother, ...

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Gresswell, Dan (1819–1883), veterinary surgeon, the son of William Gresswell, a farmer, was born on 13 May 1819 at Kelsey Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. He entered the Royal Veterinary College, London, in March 1839 and passed his examinations on 18 June 1840, the same year in which he was elected a fellow of the ...

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Sir William MacGregor Henderson (1913–2000) by unknown photographer © reserved; Universal Pictorial Press & Agency; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henderson, Sir William MacGregor [Gregor] (1913–2000), veterinary virologist and scientific administrator, was born on 17 July 1913 at 14 Cameron Park, Edinburgh, the son of William Simpson Henderson (b. 1870), manager of a Christmas card works, and his wife, Catherine Alice Marcus (...

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Hobday, Sir Frederick Thomas George (1870–1939), veterinary surgeon, was born at Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, on 3 November 1870, the eldest son of Thomas Hobday, a brewer's manager for Messrs Bass, and Mary Newbold, his wife. Educated at Burton grammar school, he left to work for his uncle's coal business. After a short time he moved to ...

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Sir Frederick Thomas George Hobday (1870–1939) by unknown photographer The Historical Collection, The Royal Veterinary College

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Jarrett, William Fleming Hoggan [Bill] (1928–2011), veterinary pathologist, was born at 55 Craigmont Drive, Glasgow, on 2 January 1928, the son of James Jarrett, a joiner who also ran an agricultural smallholding, and his wife, Jessie Williams, née Hoggan. He had an older brother, ...

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William Fleming Hoggan Jarrett (1928–2011) by unknown photographer, c.1964 © by kind permission of the Jarrett family