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Barlow, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1845–1945), physician  

Richard Aspin

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...

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Barlow, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1845–1945)  

Maker: Catharine Dodgson

Sir Thomas Barlow, first baronet (1845–1945) by Catharine Dodgson, 1936 from the collection of the Athenaeum, London

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Chick, Dame Harriette (1875–1977), nutritionist  

H. M. Sinclair

revised by David F. Smith

Chick, Dame Harriette (1875–1977), nutritionist, was born at 5 Newman Street, London, on 6 January 1875, the fifth child and third daughter of the eleven children (four boys and seven girls) of Samuel Chick, a prosperous lace merchant and property owner, and his wife, ...

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Dame Harriette Chick (1875–1977) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Christophers, Sir (Samuel) Rickard (1873–1978), protozoologist and tropical medicine specialist  

Cyril Garnham

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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 ...

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FitzGerald, Mabel Purefoy (1872–1973), physiologist and clinical pathologist  

R. W. Torrance

FitzGerald, Mabel Purefoy (1872–1973), physiologist and clinical pathologist, was born on 3 August 1872 at North Hall, Preston Candover, Hampshire, the last of the seven children of Richard Purefoy FitzGerald (1837–1895) and his wife, Henrietta Mary (d. 1895), daughter of the Revd Anthony Chester...

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Pitman, Sir Henry Alfred (1808–1908), physician  

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...

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Platt, Sir Harry, first baronet (1886–1986), surgeon  

R. B. Duthie

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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 ...

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Strong [née Thorogood], Rebecca (1843–1944), nurse  

Susan McGann

Strong [née Thorogood], Rebecca (1843–1944), nurse, was born on 23 August 1843 at the Blue Boar inn, High Street, Aldgate, London, the daughter of John Thorogood (1785–1870), the innkeeper, and his wife, Mary Westell (1804–1854). On 19 July 1863 Rebecca Thorogood married ...