Maker: Catharine Dodgson
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...
Christophers, Sir (Samuel) Rickard (1873–1978), protozoologist and tropical medicine specialist, was born on 27 November 1873 in Liverpool, the elder son and eldest of three children of Samuel Hunt Christophers and his wife, Mary Selina, daughter of William Rickard, a mining expert in ...
Higgins, Terrence Lionel Seymour (1945–1982), first publicly identified AIDS victim in the United Kingdom, was born on 10 June 1945 in Priory Mount Hospital, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, the son of Marjorie Irene Higgins (formerly Phillips), a railway porter in Haverfordwest. Remembered through the manner of his death, and the work of the trust that bears his name, the life of ...
Maker: unknown photographer
Merrick, Joseph Carey [called the Elephant Man] (1862–1890), freak show novelty and medical curiosity, was born at 50 Lee Street, Leicester, on 5 August 1862, the elder son (there was also a daughter) of Joseph Rockley Merrick (b. 1835/6), a warehouseman and machine operator in a cotton factory, and ...
Nolan, Anthony Edward (1971–1979), inspiration of a medical charity, was born at the Memorial Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia, on 2 December 1971, the only son of Shirley Nolan [née Oakey] (1942–2002). She had been born at the Maternity Hospital Annexe, Cookridge, Leeds...
H. D. Rolleston
revised by Christopher F. Lindsey
Pitman, Sir Henry Alfred (1808–1908), physician, was born on 1 July 1808 in London, probably at 41 Howland Street, St Pancras, the youngest of the seven children (four boys and three girls) of Thomas Dix Pitman (d. 1817/18), a solicitor in Furnival's Inn...
R. B. Duthie
Platt, Sir Harry, first baronet (1886–1986), surgeon, was born on 7 October 1886 at 317 Rochdale Road, Thornham, Lancashire, the eldest of five sons, one of whom died in infancy, of Ernest Platt, master fustian cutter, and his wife, Jessie Cameron, daughter of ...