Thomas John Barnardo

(1845—1905) philanthropist and founder of Dr Barnardo's Homes

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Irish-born doctor and philanthropist. He went to London in 1866 and while still a student of medicine, he founded the East End Mission for destitute children (1867), the first of many such homes. Now known as Dr Barnardo's Homes, they cater chiefly for those with physical and mental disabilities.

Subjects: History.