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Allinson, Thomas Richard (1858–1918), dietitian and businessman  

T. A. B. Corley

Allinson, Thomas Richard (1858–1918), dietitian and businessman, was born at 43 Rumford Street, Hulme, Lancashire, on 29 March 1858, the son of Thomas Allinson, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Ellen (formerly Sims). He left school at fifteen and, aiming to be a doctor, he subsidized his studies by becoming a chemist's assistant. In 1879 he graduated LRCP (...

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Thomas Richard Allinson (1858–1918) by Ray, pubd 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hobday, Sir Gordon Ivan (1916–2015), chemist, pharmacologist, and businessman  

Michael Rawlins

Hobday, Sir Gordon Ivan (1916–2015), chemist, pharmacologist, and businessman, was born at 33 Harrington Street, New Sawley, Derbyshire, on 1 February 1916, the son of Alexander Thomas Hobday (1887–1970), lace card punch operator, and his wife, Frances Cassandra, née Meads (...

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Inman, Philip Albert, Baron Inman (1892–1979), hospital administrator and businessman  

Arnold Kellett

Inman, Philip Albert, Baron Inman (1892–1979), hospital administrator and businessman, was born at Kirkgate, Knaresborough, in Yorkshire, on 12 June 1892, the son of Philip Inman (1823–1894), rate collector, and his second wife, Hannah Bickerdike (1856/7–1923/4). His birthplace was a whitewashed thatched cottage opposite the parish church, where generations of ...

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Peach, Sir Harry Leonard [Len] (1932–2016), businessman and health service administrator  

Brian Edwards

Peach, Sir Harry Leonard [Len] (1932–2016), businessman and health service administrator, was born on 17 December 1932 at the maternity hospital in Bloxwich, Walsall, the son of Harry Peach (1909–1985), a core maker for metal castings, and his wife, ...

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Seacole [née Grant], Mary Jane (1805–1881), nurse, doctress, and businesswoman  

Alan Palmer

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Seacole [née Grant], Mary Jane (1805–1881), nurse, doctress, and businesswoman, was born Mary Grant, probably at Haughton, near Lacovia, St Elizabeth parish, Jamaica, although Kingston, Jamaica, is sometimes given as her birthplace. Her likely year of birth was 1805. Some sources give a precise birth date of ...

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Mary Jane Seacole (1805–1881), by unknown photographer

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Stewart, William (1830–1916), medical practitioner and businessman in Paraguay  

Andrew Nickson

Stewart, William (1830–1916), medical practitioner and businessman in Paraguay, was born at Pitcairn, Grandtully, Perthshire, on 6 August 1830, the son of William Stewart (d. 1873) and his wife, Catherine, née Macfarlane. He attended school in London, then studied at Perth Academy...

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Worsley, Benjamin (1617/18–1677), physician and projector  

Charles Webster

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Worsley, Benjamin (1617/18–1677), physician and projector, was the eldest son of Francis Worsley of Kenton, Warwickshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Shipman Hopkins of Coventry. He was probably brought up in London. The only certain detail concerning his formal education is his admission as a pensioner at ...