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Armstrong, George (1719/20–1789), physician specializing in the treatment of children  

Margaret DeLacy

Armstrong, George (1719/20–1789), physician specializing in the treatment of children, was born at Castleton in Liddesdale, Roxburghshire, the third son and youngest of the six children of Robert Armstrong (1661–1732), Presbyterian minister, of Castleton, and his second wife, Christian Mowatt (1675–1753). He was the younger brother of the poet ...

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Ashby, Henry (1846–1908), paediatrician  

Mark Jackson

Ashby, Henry (1846–1908), paediatrician, was born on 8 March 1846 at Carshalton, Surrey, the son of John Ashby, miller, and his wife, Charlotte Gibbard, both members of the Religious Society of Friends. Educated first at Ackworth School, near Pontefract, and from 1864 at the ...

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Baum, John David (1940–1999), paediatrician  

Roy Meadow

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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Borchardt, Louis (1816/17–1883), paediatrician  

Joan Mottram

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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Browne, Sir Denis John Wolko (1892–1967), paediatric surgeon  

P. P. Rickham

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Browne, Sir Denis John Wolko (1892–1967), paediatric surgeon, was born on 28 April 1892 in Melbourne, Australia, the eldest in the family of four sons and two daughters of Sylvester Browne, explorer, gold prospector, and farmer, whose father had emigrated from Ireland in 1831, and his wife, ...

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Carpenter, George Alfred (1859–1910), physician and paediatrician  

F. R. Miles

Carpenter, George Alfred (1859–1910), physician and paediatrician, was born on 25 December 1859 at 176 Lambeth Road, London, the son of John William Carpenter MD and his wife, Mary, daughter of George Butler of New Shoreham, Sussex. Alfred John Carpenter was his uncle....

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Chan, Michael Chew Koon, Baron Chan (1940–2006)  

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Michael Chew Koon Chan, Baron Chan (1940–2006) by G. Lee, 2001 © Photoshot

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Chan, Michael Chew Koon, Baron Chan (1940–2006), paediatrician  

Alan W. Craft

Chan, Michael Chew Koon, Baron Chan (1940–2006), paediatrician, was born on 6 March 1940 in Singapore, the only son of James Chieu Kim (Michael) Chan (1916–1979), a headmaster, and his wife, Rosie (1916–2000). He had a younger sister, Janette. His parents had both been born in ...

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Chisholm, Catherine (1878–1952)  

Maker: F. W. Schmidt

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Catherine Chisholm (1878–1952) by F. W. Schmidt, c. 1928–30 Wellcome Library, London

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Chisholm, Catherine (1878–1952), paediatrician  

Peter D. Mohr

Chisholm, Catherine (1878–1952), paediatrician, was born on 2 January 1878 at 10 Railway Street, Radcliffe, near Manchester, the first of two daughters of Kenneth Mackenzie Chisholm (d. 1902), a general practitioner, and his wife, Mary Thornley, the daughter of a Lancashire mill owner. She was educated at a local private school. Her father, an ...

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Cooper, Christine Elisabeth [Tina] (1918–1986), paediatrician and expert on child abuse  

Susan L. Cohen

Cooper, Christine Elisabeth [Tina] (1918–1986), paediatrician and expert on child abuse, was born on 21 July 1918 at Fontana, 45 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, the eldest daughter of William Francis Cooper (1878–1950), analytical chemist and physician, and his wife, Christine Maud, née Jones (1894–1919)...

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Corner, Beryl Dorothy (1910–2007), paediatrician  

David Stevens

Corner, Beryl Dorothy (1910–2007), paediatrician, was born at 7 Waterford Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, on 9 December 1910, the eldest of three children of Edward Graham Corner (1881–1952), a clerk in the port of Bristol authority, and his wife, Cicely Rose, née Menzies (1885–1976)...

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Darmady, Judith Mary (1935–2020), paediatrician  

Anne Pimlott Baker

Darmady, Judith Mary (1935–2020), paediatrician, was born on 28 September 1935 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, Marylebone, London, the daughter of (Edward) Michael Darmady (1906–1989), renal pathologist, who later constructed the first artificial kidney machine in the UK, and his wife, ...

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Franklin, Alfred White (1905–1984)  

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Alfred White Franklin (1905–1984), by Bassano Ltd, 1961

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Franklin, Alfred White (1905–1984), paediatrician  

Philip Kirby

Franklin, Alfred White (1905–1984), paediatrician, was born at 87 Priory Road, Hampstead, London, on 2 June 1905, the second son of Philip Julius Franklin (1878–1951), a surgeon (otorhinolaryngology) who had a practice in Harley Street, and his wife, Ethel Julia, née...

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Hutchison, Sir Robert, first baronet (1871–1960)  

Maker: Sir James Gunn

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Sir Robert Hutchison, first baronet (1871–1960) by Sir James Gunn, 1938 Estate of the Artist; Royal College of Physicians, London

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Hutchison, Sir Robert, first baronet (1871–1960), physician and paediatrician  

Alan Moncrieff

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Hutchison, Sir Robert, first baronet (1871–1960), physician and paediatrician, was born at his family home of Carlowrie House, Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, on 28 October 1871, the youngest of seven children and fourth son in the family. His father, Robert Hutchison (1834–1894), was a partner in the family wine business in ...

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Illingworth, Ronald Stanley (1909–1990), expert in child health  

Frank Harris

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Illingworth, Ronald Stanley (1909–1990), expert in child health, was born on 7 October 1909 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, the younger son and youngest of the three children of Herbert Edward Illingworth, architect, and his wife, Ellen Brayshaw. He was educated at Clifton House School...

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Jackson, (Robert) Hugh (1918–2013), paediatrician  

Alan W. Craft

Jackson, (Robert) Hugh (1918–2013), paediatrician, was born at 469 Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, on 9 May 1918, the son of Robert Ashton Jackson (1886–1950), medical practitioner, and his wife, Frances Mary, née Harper (b. 1891). He was educated at Oundle School...

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König, Karl (1902–1966), paediatrician and educationist  

Harold Watt

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König, Karl (1902–1966), paediatrician and educationist, was born on 25 September 1902 in Vienna, Austria, the only child of Aron Ber (Adolf) König, shoe shop owner, of Vienna, and his wife, Bertha Fischer, whose father was a dressmaker in Iglau, Austria. He was educated at secondary school in ...