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Blandford, George Fielding (1829–1911), physician and psychiatrist, was born at Hindon, Wiltshire, on 7 March 1829, the only son of George Blandford (bap. 1796), a surgeon who practised successively at Hindon, Hadlow in Kent, and Rugby, and his wife, Mary Fielding (1794?–1852)...

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Boyle, Helen (1869–1957), physician and specialist in the treatment of mental illness, was born in Dublin on 19 November 1869, the eldest of the five children of Richard Warneford Boyle (d. 1900), a banker, and Alice Mary (d. 1921), née Chambers...

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Browne, Sir James Crichton- (1840–1938), physician and psychiatrist, was born in Edinburgh on 29 November 1840, the first of the eight children of William Alexander Francis Browne (1805–1885) and his wife, Magdalene Howden Balfour, daughter of Dr Andrew Balfour of Edinburgh. The addition of ...

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Burrows, George Man (1771–1846), general practitioner and alienist, was born at Chalk, near Gravesend, Kent, the son of a medical practitioner who died when Burrows was still a child. After being educated at King's School in Canterbury, he was apprenticed to Richard Thompson...

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John Conolly (1794–1866) by William Walker (after Sir John Watson-Gordon, exh. RA 1851) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Conolly, John (1794–1866), physician and alienist, was born at his grandmother's house in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, on 27 May 1794, the second of three sons of Jonathon Conolly, an impecunious Anglo-Irish gentleman of no fixed pursuits, and of his wife, Dorothy Tennyson (1761–1816)...

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Pond, Sir Desmond Arthur (1919–1986), psychiatrist and physician, was born on 2 September 1919 in Catford, London, the only child of Thomas Arthur Pond, electrical engineer and company director, and his wife, Ada Celia Clutten. He was educated at John Lyon School in ...

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Stein, Leopold Siegfried (1894–1969), psychiatrist and speech therapist, was born on 2 December 1894 in Vienna, Austria. His family were Austrian Jews. Stein was educated in Vienna and attended the university, where he studied philosophy and philology. It was during this time that his interest in semantics and speech first developed. He then studied medicine and graduated MD in 1923. Following his graduation, ...