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Banting, Sir Frederick Grant (1891–1941), physician and medical researcher, was born near the town of Alliston, Ontario, Canada, on 14 November 1891, the fourth son and fifth and youngest child of William Thompson Banting (1849–1929), a farmer of Irish descent, and his wife, ...

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Sir Thomas Barlow, first baronet (1845–1945) by Catharine Dodgson, 1936 from the collection of the Athenaeum, London

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Barlow, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1845–1945), physician, was born at Brantwood Fold, Edgworth, near Bolton, Lancashire, on 4 September 1845; he was the eldest of seven children of James Barlow (1821–1887) of Greenthorne, Edgworth, who established the cotton mills of Barlow and Jones...

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Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes (1912–1999) by Nick Sinclair, 1995 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor (1912–1999), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born in Cliff Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, on 18 August 1912, the first of five children of Walter Wharton Barnes, a Methodist minister from Addingham, Yorkshire, and his wife, Alice Mary, formerly Ibbetson...

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Blair, William (1766–1822), surgeon, youngest son of William Blair, surgeon, and Ann Gideon, his wife, was born at Lavenham in Suffolk on 28 January 1766. Educated for the church Blair changed direction to study under John Pearson, surgeon, of Golden Square, London. In 1788 he passed the diploma for membership of the ...

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Bright, Herbert Christian Bankole- (1883–1958), medical practitioner and politician in Sierra Leone, was born of Sierra Leonean parents on 23 August 1883 at Okrika (later in Nigeria), the son of Jacob Galba Bright (1843–1910), businessman, and his wife, Laetitia, née Williams (...

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Charnley, Sir John (1911–1982), orthopaedic surgeon, was born on 29 August 1911 in Bury, Lancashire, the only son and elder child of Arthur Walter Charnley, pharmacist, and his wife, Lily (née Hodgson), a nurse. He was educated at Bury grammar school...

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Dame Harriette Chick (1875–1977) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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H. M. Sinclair

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Chick, Dame Harriette (1875–1977), nutritionist, was born at 5 Newman Street, London, on 6 January 1875, the fifth child and third daughter of the eleven children (four boys and seven girls) of Samuel Chick, a prosperous lace merchant and property owner, and his wife, ...

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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 '...

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Charles James Cullingworth (1841–1908) by Francis Henry Hart © reserved

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Cullingworth, Charles James (1841–1908), gynaecologist and obstetrician, son of Griffith Cullingworth (d. 1860), bookseller, and his wife, Sarah Gledhill, was born on 3 June 1841 at 23 Commercial Street, Leeds. He was educated at Wesley College in Sheffield before joining the family business, but after his father's death he entered the ...

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Easmon, McCormack Charles Farrell (1890–1972), medical practitioner in Sierra Leone, was born in Accra, on the Gold Coast, on 11 April 1890. His was a distinguished Sierra Leone Krio (Creole) family descended from one of the original Nova Scotian settlers and also from an Irishman, ...

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Ellis, Sir William Charles (1780–1839), physician and asylum superintendent, was born on 10 March 1780 at Alford, Lincolnshire, the son of William Ellis, rector of All Hallows Staining in the City of London, and his wife, Sarah Francis Ellis. He received a classical education before being apprenticed to a surgeon–apothecary in ...

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Hamilton, James (bap. 1740, d. 1827), physician and Methodist preacher, was baptized at Dunbar on 26 November 1740, which was possibly also the day of his birth, the fourth of six children of James Hamilton (1696–1768), surgeon, bailie, and kirk elder, and his first wife, ...

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Hey, William (1736–1819), surgeon, was born on 23 August 1736, in the village of Pudsey, near Leeds, Yorkshire, the fourth of the eight children of Richard Hey, drysalter (d. 1766), and his wife, Mary (1702–1768), daughter of Jacob Simpson, a surgeon apothecary. ...

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Thomas Laycock (1812–1876) by Charles Martin Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Laycock, Thomas (1812–1876), physician, was born on 12 August 1812 at Wetherby, near York, the second of the four children of Thomas Laycock (c.1770–1833), a Wesleyan preacher, and his wife, the daughter of Mr Cattle, a landed Cheshire gentleman. Educated at the Methodist ...