Golla, Frederick Lucien

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Golla, Frederick Lucien

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Born in London to Lucien Golla. Educated at Tonbridge School, Magdalen College Oxford and St George's Hospital, graduating MB BCh in 1904. By that time he was pursuing an interest in clinical neurology.

In 1908 he was appointed assistant physician at St George's Hospital, and in 1913 he was elected to the staff of the Maida Vale Hospital. He served as a lieutenant in the RAMC during the first world war. He was a member of several War Committees and in 1919 he was appointed OBE. In 1920 he became a full physician at St George's Hospital. He was elected a Fellow of the College in 1918 and gave the Croonian Lecture in 1921, his subject being the objective study of neurosis. In 1923 he became the director of the Central Pathological Laboratory at the Maudsley Hospital and honorary director of the Maudsley Hospital Medical School. In 1937 he gave the Maudsley Lecture and in the same year he was appointed professor of mental pathology in the University of London.

He was elected president of the neurology and psychiatry section of the Royal Society of Medicine, president of the Electroencephalographic Society and of the Society of Addiction. He was also a member of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association. In 1939 he became the first director of the Burden Neurological Institute in Bristol, where he remained until he retired in 1959.

Golla was twice married, first in 1908 to Therese d'Haussaire, by whom he had a daughter, and secondly in 1919 to Yvonne Ray who died in 1963.


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Royal College of Physicians; Science Museum; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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