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Kohn, Sir Ralph (1927–2016), pharmacologist, singer, and philanthropist, was born in Leipzig on 9 December 1927, the fifth and last child of Marcus (Max) Kohn (1889–1971), textile dealer, and his wife, Lena, née Aschheim (1891–1978). His father had been born in ...

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Sackler, Mortimer David (1916–2010), psychiatrist, pharmaceuticals executive, and philanthropist, was born on 7 December 1916 at 83 Montrose Street, Brooklyn, New York City, the second of three sons of Isaac Sackler (1874–1945) and his wife, Sophie, née Greenberg (1893–1963). His parents were Jewish immigrants: his father was born in ...

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Singer [née Cohen], Dorothea Waley (1882–1964), historian of medicine and philanthropist, was born on 17 December 1882, the second daughter of Nathaniel Louis Cohen (d. 1913), stockbroker, and his wife, Julia M. Waley. She took a general arts course at Queen's College, London...