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Acheson, Roy Malcolm (1921–2003), epidemiologist  

Tom Meade

Acheson, Roy Malcolm (1921–2003), epidemiologist, was born at 67 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, on 18 August 1921, the elder son of Malcolm King Acheson (d. 1962), medical doctor, and his wife, Dorothy Josephine, née Rennoldson d. 1976. He was originally named Malcolm Roy...

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Barker, David James Purslove (1938–2013), physician and epidemiologist  

Alan W. Craft

Barker, David James Purslove (1938–2013), physician and epidemiologist, was born at the Wilbraham Nursing Home, 3 Wilbraham Place, Chelsea, London, on 29 June 1938, the younger son and second of three children of Hugh Purslove Barker (1909–1984), an engineer and businessman (later chairman and managing director of the ...

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Buchanan, Sir George (1831–1895), epidemiologist and civil servant  

Anne Hardy

Buchanan, Sir George (1831–1895), epidemiologist and civil servant, was born on 5 November 1831 at Myddleton Square, Islington, London, the elder son of George Adam Buchanan, general practitioner, and his wife, Sarah Mary, daughter of Thomas Harrison. He was educated in London at ...

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Budd, William (1811–1880), physician and epidemiologist  

Margaret Pelling

Budd, William (1811–1880), physician and epidemiologist, was born on 14 September 1811 at Melhuishes in the village of North Tawton, Devon, where his father, Samuel (1772–1841), practised as a surgeon until his death. Previous generations had been educated at Oxford, but Samuel appears to have studied medicine via apprenticeship and service in the navy. ...

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Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911–1993)  

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Denis Parsons Burkitt (1911–1993) by Godfrey Argent, 1973 Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911–1993), surgeon and geographical epidemiologist  

Anthony Epstein

Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911–1993), surgeon and geographical epidemiologist, was born at Alexander Terrace, Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, on 28 February 1911, the elder of the two sons of James Parsons Burkitt (1870–1959), an engineer and county surveyor for Fermanagh, and his wife, Gwendolyn Hill (1878–1960)...

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Carter, Henry Vandyke (1831–1897), epidemiologist  

Mark Harrison

Carter, Henry Vandyke (1831–1897), epidemiologist, was born on 22 May 1831 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, where he was baptized on 8 July 1831, the son of Henry Barlow Carter (1803–1868), a well-known professional marine and landscape artist who worked in Scarborough, and his wife ...

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Claypon, Janet Elizabeth Lane- [married name Janet Elizabeth Forber, Lady Forber] (1877–1967), physiologist and epidemiologist  

Warren Winkelstein, jr.

Claypon, Janet Elizabeth Lane- [married name Janet Elizabeth Forber, Lady Forber] (1877–1967), physiologist and epidemiologist, was born on 3 February 1877 at 118 High Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, the second of four children of William Ward Claypon Lane-Claypon, (1845–1939), banker, and his wife, ...

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Cochrane, Archibald Leman (1909–1988), medical scientist and epidemiologist  

Richard Doll

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Cochrane, Archibald Leman (1909–1988), medical scientist and epidemiologist, was born in Galashiels on 12 January 1909, the second child in the family of a daughter and three sons of Walter Francis Cochrane, of Kirklands, manufacturer of Scottish tweed, and his wife, Mabel Purdom...

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Doll, Sir (William) Richard Shaboe (1912–2005), physician and epidemiologist  

Richard Peto and Valerie Beral

Doll, Sir (William) Richard Shaboe (1912–2005), physician and epidemiologist, was born at 15 Park Road, Hampton Hill, Middlesex, on 28 October 1912, the elder son of Henry William Doll, physician and surgeon, and his wife, Amy Kathleen, née Shaboe, concert pianist. He was educated at ...

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Doll, Sir (William) Richard Shaboe (1912–2005)  

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Sir (William) Richard Shaboe Doll (1912–2005) by Michael Crabtree, 2004 © Troika Photos

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Farr, William (1807–1883), statistician and epidemiologist  

John M. Eyler

Farr, William (1807–1883), statistician and epidemiologist, was born on 30 November 1807 in Kenley, Shropshire, the first of five children of John Farr (1782–1864), farm labourer, and his wife, Catherine (1780–1845). While he was still an infant his parents moved to Dorrington near ...

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Farr, William (1807–1883)  

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William Farr (1807–1883) by Ernest Edwards, pubd 1865 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fletcher, Charles Montague (1911–1995), epidemiologist and broadcaster  

Elizabeth Burrows

Fletcher, Charles Montague (1911–1995), epidemiologist and broadcaster, was born in Cambridge on 5 June 1911, the son of Sir Walter Morley Fletcher FRS (1873–1933), of Burrels Field, Cambridge, fellow of Trinity College and first secretary of the Medical Research Council (MRC), and Mary Frances, ...

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Fletcher, Charles Montague (1911–1995)  

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Charles Montague Fletcher (1911–1995) by Nick Sinclair, 1994 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Froggatt, Sir Peter (1928–2020), epidemiologist, university administrator, and public servant  

Brian M. Walker

Froggatt, Sir Peter (1928–2020), epidemiologist, university administrator, and public servant, was born at 11 Carrington Street, Glasgow, on 12 June 1928, the son of Albert Victor Froggatt (1891–1964), company director, and his wife, Edith, née Curran (1891–1949). His parents had married in ...

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Greenhow, Edward Headlam (1814–1888), epidemiologist and physician  

G. T. Bettany

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Greenhow, Edward Headlam (1814–1888), epidemiologist and physician, was born in North Shields, Northumberland, the son of Edward Greenhow, physician, of North Shields, and nephew of T. M. Greenhow MD FRCS (1791–1881), surgeon for many years to the Newcastle Infirmary, a notable operator and sanitary reformer (...

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Greenwood, Major (1880–1949), epidemiologist and medical statistician  

Lise Wilkinson

Greenwood, Major (1880–1949), epidemiologist and medical statistician, was born in Shoreditch, east London, on 9 August 1880, the eldest son and only surviving child of Major Greenwood (1854–1917), general practitioner, and his wife, Annie (1858–1904), daughter of P. C. Burchell MB. Greenwood's two younger siblings both died of tuberculosis in infancy; his mother died of the same disease shortly after he had qualified in medicine. During ...

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Holland, Walter Werner (1929–2018), epidemiologist and public health physician  

Martin McKee

Holland, Walter Werner (1929–2018), epidemiologist and public health physician, was born on 5 March 1929 in Teplice, Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, the son of Heinrich Jindrich (Henry) Holland (1898–1959), businessman, and his wife, Hertha, née Zentner (1906–1999). Henry was from Heidelberg...

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Inman, William Howard Wallace [Bill] (1929–2005), medical researcher and pharmaco-epidemiologist  

Alasdair Breckenridge

Inman, William Howard Wallace [Bill] (1929–2005), medical researcher and pharmaco-epidemiologist, was born on 1 August 1929 at Braehead, Higher Drive, Cuddington, near Epsom, Surrey, the eldest of three sons of Wallace Mills Inman, industrial chemist, and later chairman of ICI's alkali division, and his wife, ...