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Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker

Kenneth E. Collins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Medicine and Health; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 1068 words.

Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker, was born on 16 February 1837 in Glasgow, the first son of Philip Asher, son of Rabbi Zev Wolf of Lublin, and his wife, Hannah, a...

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Brooke, Abraham

Thomas D. Hamm.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Social and Cultural History; Politics and Law; Ethnic Politics. 1106 words.

Brooke, Abraham (1806–08 March 1867), physician and radical reformer, was born at Sandy Spring, Maryland, the son of Samuel Brooke and Sarah Garrigues, farmers. The Brooke family had been...

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King, William (1786–1865), physician and promoter of co-operative principles

Martin Purvis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Medicine and Health. 711 words.

King, William (1786–1865), physician and promoter of co-operative principles, was born on 17 April 1786 at Ipswich, one of ten children of the Revd John King (1738–1822) and his wife,...

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Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist

Brian Cathcart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Nuclear Physics; Science and Mathematics; Politics and Law; Physics. 3724 words.

Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist, was born Jósef Rotblat on 4 November 1908 in Warsaw, the eldest of five surviving children (two others died in infancy) of...

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Spock, Benjamin

Donald L. Opitz.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Paediatrics; Politics and Law. 3054 words.

Spock, Benjamin (02 May 1903–15 March 1998), pediatrician and activist, was born Benjamin McLane Spock in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Benjamin Ives Spock, an affluent railway lawyer,...

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