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Budd, William (1811–1880), physician and epidemiologist, was born on 14 September 1811 at Melhuishes in the village of North Tawton, Devon, where his father, Samuel (1772–1841), practised as a surgeon until his death. Previous generations had been educated at Oxford, but Samuel appears to have studied medicine via apprenticeship and service in the navy. ...

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Claypon, Janet Elizabeth Lane- [married name Janet Elizabeth Forber, Lady Forber] (1877–1967), physiologist and epidemiologist, was born on 3 February 1877 at 118 High Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, the second of four children of William Ward Claypon Lane-Claypon, (1845–1939), banker, and his wife, ...

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William Farr (1807–1883) by Ernest Edwards, pubd 1865 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Farr, William (1807–1883), statistician and epidemiologist, was born on 30 November 1807 in Kenley, Shropshire, the first of five children of John Farr (1783–1864), farm labourer, and his wife, Catherine (1780–1845). While he was still an infant his parents moved to Dorrington near ...

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Greenwood, Major (1880–1949), epidemiologist and medical statistician, was born in Shoreditch, east London, on 9 August 1880, the eldest son and only surviving child of Major Greenwood (1854–1917), general practitioner, and his wife, Annie (1858–1904), daughter of P. C. Burchell MB. Greenwood's two younger siblings both died of tuberculosis in infancy; his mother died of the same disease shortly after he had qualified in medicine. During ...

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Milroy, Gavin (1805–1886), physician and epidemiologist, was born in Edinburgh, the son of Andrew Milroy, jeweller. Educated locally at the high school and then at Edinburgh University, Milroy distinguished himself in the study of medicine and became MRCS (Edinburgh) in 1824; he graduated MD in 1828. He was an enormously popular student, renowned for both his kindness and his intellectual ability. He was known among his fellow students as ...

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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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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 ...

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