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Seligman, Charles Gabriel (1873–1940), ethnologist, was born in London on 24 December 1873, the only child of Hermann Seligmann (1835–1889)—the final ‘n’ of the family name was dropped in 1914—a rich wine merchant, and his wife, Olivia Mendez da Costa. After uncongenial schooldays at ...

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Weiner, Joseph Sidney (1915–1982), human biologist and environmental physiologist, was born on 29 June 1915 at Nourse Mines in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, the second of the seven children of Robert Weiner (1885–1966), general dealer, and his wife Fanny (Chana), née Simon (1896–1978)...