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Adams, Stewart Sanders (1923–2019)  

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Stewart Adams (1923–2019), by unknown photographer, 1970

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Adams, Stewart Sanders (1923–2019), pharmacologist and pharmaceutical scientist  

Kim Drummond Rainsford

Adams, Stewart Sanders (1923–2019), pharmacologist and pharmaceutical scientist, was born on 16 April 1923 at 4 New Terrace, Byfield, Northamptonshire, one of five children of (Albert) Frederick Adams (1891–1960), a railway fireman and later train driver, and his wife Gertrude Mary Georgina, ...

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Alsop [Alsopp], Thomas (d. 1558), apothecary  

John Bennell

Alsop [Alsopp], Thomas (d. 1558), apothecary, is thought to have been connected with the Alsop family of Alsop (now Alsop-en-le-Dale) chapelry in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, but his parentage remains unknown; and, although Alsops from Alsop were living in London during the sixteenth century, no link with ...

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Anderson, Patrick (1579/80–c. 1660), physician and manufacturer of patent medicines  

T. A. B. Corley

Anderson, Patrick (1579/80–c. 1660), physician and manufacturer of patent medicines, was born in Scotland. By 1618, when his first work appeared, he was already an established physician in Edinburgh; the book, about the cold spring of Kinghorn Craig in the Firth of Forth...

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Battley, Richard (bap. 1772, d. 1856), apothecary and manufacturing chemist  

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revised by T. A. B. Corley

Battley, Richard (bap. 1772, d. 1856), apothecary and manufacturing chemist, was baptized on 26 September 1772 at Wakefield, Yorkshire, the second son of John Battley, an architect of local repute, and his wife, Ruth Gledhill. After attending Wakefield grammar school, he was privately trained for medicine by a doctor in the town. He then moved to ...

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Beckett, Arnold Heyworth (1920–2010), pharmacologist  

Paul Dimeo

Beckett, Arnold Heyworth (1920–2010), pharmacologist, was born at Rose Lea, Woodland Grove, Blackpool, Lancashire, on 12 February 1920, the son of Ernest Heyworth Beckett (1891–1974), pharmacist, and his wife, Edith, née Duckworth. He was educated at Baines Grammar School in Poulton-le-Fylde. He tried to join the ...

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Beecham, Thomas (1820–1907), manufacturer of patent medicines  

T. A. B. Corley

Beecham, Thomas (1820–1907), manufacturer of patent medicines, was born at Curbridge, Oxfordshire, on 3 December 1820, the eldest of three sons and four daughters of Joseph Beecham (bap. 1799, d. 1839), an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Sarah (bap. 1801...

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Bell, Jacob (1810–1859), pharmacist and politician  

Juanita Burnby

Bell, Jacob (1810–1859), pharmacist and politician, was born on 5 March 1810 at 338 Oxford Street, London, the eldest surviving son of John Bell (1774–1849), pharmacist, and his wife, Eliza (d. 1839), daughter of Frederick Smith, pharmacist of the Haymarket, London, and his wife, ...

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Bentley, Robert (1821–1893), botanist and pharmacognosist  

G. S. Boulger

revised by J. K. Crellin

Bentley, Robert (1821–1893), botanist and pharmacognosist, was born at Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 25 March 1821, the son of William Bentley, solicitor, and his wife, Jane. He was apprenticed to William Maddock, a druggist at Tunbridge Wells, where he began the study of botany. He then became assistant to the chemists ...

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Bernard, Francis (bap. 1628, d. 1698)  

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Francis Bernard (bap. 1628, d. 1698), by William Angus, 1817

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Bernard, Francis (bap. 1628, d. 1698), apothecary and physician  

Juanita Burnby

Bernard, Francis (bap. 1628, d. 1698), apothecary and physician, one of at least nine children of Samuel Bernard (1590/91–1657), vicar of Croydon, Surrey, and his wife, Elizabeth (1608/9–1705), was baptized at St John the Baptist, Croydon, on 28 September 1628. He was bound apprentice to ...

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Bevan, Silvanus (1691–1765), apothecary  

Geoffrey Tweedale

Bevan, Silvanus (1691–1765), apothecary, was born in Swansea on 28 October 1691, the second son of Silvanus Bevan (1661–1727) and his wife, Jane, née Phillips. The descendant of influential and prosperous Welsh Quakers (his grandfather had been a Swansea alderman and a merchant), ...

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Bewley, William (1726–1783), surgeon apothecary and writer  

Kaye Bagshaw

Bewley, William (1726–1783), surgeon apothecary and writer, was a native of Massingham, in Norfolk, where he was born on 5 September 1726. He practised as a surgeon apothecary in Great Massingham, but is better known for his contribution, which spanned twenty years, of articles and reviews to the ...

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Black, Sir James Whyte (1924–2010), pharmacologist  

Alasdair Breckenridge

Black, Sir James Whyte (1924–2010), pharmacologist, was born on 14 June 1924 at Thirlwall, Sheepburn Road, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, the fourth of five sons of Walter Black, miner, and his wife, Catherine Reid, née Whyte. His father subsequently qualified as a mining engineer and became a colliery manager in ...

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Black, Sir James Whyte (1924–2010)  

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Sir James Whyte Black (1924–2010) by Martin Yeoman, 1994 © Martin Yeoman; National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blackrie, Alexander (bap. 1702, d. 1772), surgeon-apothecary  

Joan Lane

Blackrie, Alexander (bap. 1702, d. 1772), surgeon-apothecary, was baptized on 14 June 1702 at the church of St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the seventh of the eleven children of William Blackrie and his wife, Isobel, née Fordyce. A merchant's son, he was educated at the grammar school and ...

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Blackstone, John (1712–1753), apothecary and botanist  

Anita McConnell

Blackstone, John (1712–1753), apothecary and botanist, was born at Harefield, Middlesex, the eldest of three sons of Edward Blackstone (d. 1730), ironmonger and citizen of London, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Francis Ashby of Brakspeare, Harefield. In 1729 he was apprenticed to ...

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Blaschko, Hugh [formerly Karl Felix Hermann] (1900–1993), biochemist and pharmacologist  

A. David Smith

Blaschko, Hugh [formerly Karl Felix Hermann] (1900–1993), biochemist and pharmacologist, was born on 4 January 1900 in Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, the only son and second of the three children of Alfred Blaschko (1858–1922), dermatologist and venereologist, and his wife, Johanna (1873–1943), daughter of ...

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Boghurst, William (1630/31–1685), apothecary  

Paul Slack

Boghurst, William (1630/31–1685), apothecary, of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, was the son of William Boghurst of Ditton, Kent, and served his apprenticeship with a London apothecary, Francis Drury. During the great plague of 1665 his medical practice expanded and he made his name. He stayed in the city throughout the epidemic, treating by his own account '...

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Born, Gustav Victor Rudolf [Gus] (1921–2018), pharmacologist  

Rod Flower

Born, Gustav Victor Rudolf [Gus] (1921–2018), pharmacologist, was born in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany, on 29 July 1921, the youngest of three children of Max Born (1882–1970), then professor of theoretical physics at the University of Göttingen (and later Nobel laureate), and his wife ...