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Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker, was born on 16 February 1837 in Glasgow, the first son of Philip Asher, son of Rabbi Zev Wolf of Lublin, and his wife, Hannah, a native of the Netherlands. From an early age he was an assiduous scholar of Jewish and secular subjects, winning prizes at ...

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Michael Maurice Balint (1896–1970) by Dr Edward H. Stein private collection

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Balint, Michael Maurice [formerly Mihaly Bergsmann] (1896–1970), psychoanalyst, was born on 3 December 1896 in Baross Street, Jozsefvaros, a residential section of Budapest, Hungary. He was the first of the two children of Ignac Bergsmann, a general medical practitioner. Both his parents were descendants of German Jewish families who had been fully assimilated Hungarians for only two or three generations. He later changed his name to ...

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Baum, John David (1940–1999), paediatrician, was born at 28 Loveday Street, Birmingham, on 23 July 1940 to Isidor Baum (d. 1980), a gown manufacturer's traveller, and his wife, Mary, née Rosenberg (d. 1974), both immigrants from eastern Europe. He had three elder brothers and one younger sister, all of whom developed medical or scientific careers. ...

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Blaschko, Hugh [formerly Karl Felix Hermann] (1900–1993), biochemist and pharmacologist, was born on 4 January 1900 in Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, the only son and second of the three children of Alfred Blaschko (1858–1922), dermatologist and venereologist, and his wife, Johanna (1873–1943), daughter of ...

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Borchardt, Louis (1816/17–1883), paediatrician, was born at Landesberg an der Warthe, in Brandenburg, East Prussia, of Jewish parents. He was educated at schools in his native town and at Berlin University. After graduating MD in 1838 he practised in Zörbich and subsequently in ...

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William Brodum (fl. 1767–1824) by Ezekiel Abraham Ezekiel, pubd 1797 (after G. Barry) Wellcome Library, London

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Brodum, William (fl. 1767–1824), quack, claimed to have been born in Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany, the son of Abraham and Caroline Brodum. This was thrown into doubt in 1805 by an article in the Medical and Physical Journal which stated that his real name was, in fact, ...

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Henry Cohen, Baron Cohen of Birkenhead (1900–1977) by Edward Irvine Halliday, 1970 © Charlotte & Stephen Halliday; by kind permission of the Royal Society of Medicine, London

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Cohen, Henry, Baron Cohen of Birkenhead (1900–1977), physician, was born in Birkenhead on 21 February 1900, the youngest of the five children (four boys and one girl) of Isaac Cohen (d. 1939), a draper and a considerable Jewish scholar, of Liverpool, and his wife, ...

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Davies, David Lewis (1911–1982), psychiatrist, was born on 16 April 1911 at 11 Sycamore Street, Cheetham, Manchester, the son of Harry Davies (d. 1956), a tailor's machinist, and his wife, Annie Ribatzkie (d. 1968). Davies attended Manchester grammar school and from there he won a scholarship to ...

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Dreschfeld, Julius (1845–1907), pathologist and physician, was born on 13 October 1845 at Niederwären, near Bamberg, Bavaria, the youngest son in a family of five sons and five daughters of Samuel Dreschfeld, a well-to-do merchant, and his wife, Giedel. His parents were well-respected Orthodox Jews; his father lived until the age of ninety-two, and his mother to ninety-seven. In 1861, after completing his early education at the ...

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Durlacher, Lewis (1792–1864), chiropodist, was born probably in Warwickshire, the son of Solomon Abraham Durlacher (1757–1845), chiropodist and dentist, and his wife, Elizabeth Harris. He learnt the craft of chiropody from his father, in Bath, Somerset. About 1816 Durlacher commenced practice at 22 St James's Street, London...

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Eder, (Montague) David (1865–1936), psychoanalyst, was born on 12 August 1865 at 19 Euston Square, London, the eldest of the four children of David Martin Eder, shipping merchant, and his second wife, Esther Burnstein, formerly Soloman. His parents were both Jewish. Eder was educated in ...

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Eichholz, Alfred (1869–1933), medical inspector of schools, was born at 196 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, on 26 November 1869, the son of Adolph Eichholz, cotton merchant, formerly of Hildesheim and Hanover, and his wife, Babet Praeger of Amsterdam. He was educated at Manchester grammar school...

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Feldberg, Wilhelm Siegmund (1900–1993), pharmacologist and physiologist, was born on 19 November 1900 in Hamburg, the third child of (Emil) Daniel Feldberg (d. 1914), draper, and his wife, Amilie, née Bacharach (d. 1928). His older sister, Lore (b. 1895), died in ...

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Fry, John [formerly Jack Freitag] (1922–1994), general practitioner and medical author, was born on 16 June 1922 in Lublin, Poland, the eldest son of Anczel Freitag (1896–1972), a young chemical engineer, and his wife, Basia, née Mintzman (1897–1979). The family was Jewish. In 1925 ...

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Goldberg, Sir Abraham [Abe] (1923–2007), physician, was born at 1 Buccleuch Terrace, Edinburgh, on 7 December 1923, the youngest of five children of Julius Judah Goldberg, Hebrew teacher and travelling salesman, and his wife, Rachel, née Varinofsky. His parents, of Jewish descent, were immigrants from ...

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Gross, William Mayer- (1889–1961), psychiatrist, was born on 15 January 1889 in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, the son of Max Mayer, trader, and Mathilde Gross; his forename at birth was Willy. He was educated at a local preparatory school, then at the Gymnasium...