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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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Bostock, John (1772–1846), physician and medicinal chemist  

M. B. Emanuel

Bostock, John (1772–1846), physician and medicinal chemist, was born in Liverpool, the son of John Bostock (1744?–1774), a physician, and Elizabeth (1749–1819), youngest daughter of John Ashton of Liverpool, who later married the Unitarian minister John Yates (1755–1826). He grew up in Liverpool...

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Breckenridge, Sir Alasdair Muir (1937–2019), physician, clinical pharmacologist, and medicines regulator  

Jeffrey K. Aronson

Breckenridge, Sir Alasdair Muir (1937–2019), physician, clinical pharmacologist, and medicines regulator, was born at the district infirmary in Arbroath, Scotland, on 7 May 1937, the son of Thomas Breckenridge (1897–1973), a bank manager who had served in the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland, and his wife ...

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Brodie [née Hartley], Angela Mary (1934–2017), cancer research scientist  

V. Craig Jordan

Brodie [née Hartley], Angela Mary (1934–2017), cancer research scientist, was born on 28 September 1934 in Woodfield nursing home, Oldham, Lancashire, the daughter of Herbert Kent Hartley (1908–1986), an industrial chemist, and his wife Ann, née Hargreaves (1908–1971...

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Browne, John Collis (1819–1884), physician and manufacturer of patent medicine  

J. P. J. Entract

Browne, John Collis (1819–1884), physician and manufacturer of patent medicine, was born on 18 June 1819 at Maidstone in Kent, and baptized at the church of All Saints with St Philip in that town. His parents were Captain William Browne of the 13th light dragoons...

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Brunton, Sir Thomas Lauder, first baronet (1844–1916), physician and pharmacologist  

J. A. Gunn

revised by M. P. Earles

Brunton, Sir Thomas Lauder, first baronet (1844–1916), physician and pharmacologist, the third son of James Brunton (1781–1863), and his second wife, Agnes (1805/6–1848), daughter of John Stenhouse of White Lee, was born at Hiltonshill, Roxburghshire, on 14 March 1844. Educated privately, he entered the ...

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Edith Bülbring (1903–1990) by Walter Bird Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Bülbring, Edith (1903–1990), pharmacologist and physiologist  

A. F. Brading

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Bülbring, Edith (1903–1990), pharmacologist and physiologist, was born on 27 December 1903 in Bonn, Germany, the youngest of four children and third daughter of Karl Daniel Bülbring, professor of English at Bonn University, and his wife, Hortense Leonore Kann, a Dutch woman, daughter of a Jewish banker's family in ...

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Buttle, Gladwin Albert Hurst (1899–1983), physician and pharmacologist  

M. P. Earles

Buttle, Gladwin Albert Hurst (1899–1983), physician and pharmacologist, was born on 11 April 1899 at Park View, Godstone, Surrey, the son of William Buttle, a solicitor, and his wife, Mary Wilby, daughter of William Henry Ward, a builder. He attended Miss Brown's school...

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Cash, John Theodore (1854–1936), physician and pharmacologist  

W. J. Dilling

revised by M. P. Earles

Cash, John Theodore (1854–1936), physician and pharmacologist, was born at Manchester on 16 December 1854, the younger son of John Walker Cash, who retired from business and took up farming near Leeds, and his wife, Martha Midgley. He was educated at Bootham School, York...

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