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12 Authority record results for Psychiatry

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Blandford, George Fielding

  • Person
  • 1829-1911

Educated at Tonbridge School, Rugby School and Wadham College, Oxford; BA 1852, MA 1857.

Studied medicine at St George's in 1852; BM (Oxon) 1857, LSA 1857. MRCS 1858, MRCP 1860.

Resident medical officer at Blacklands House, a private asylum for gentlemen in London. Visiting physician to Blacklands House and its successor Newlands House in Tooting and to several other asylums alongside his private practice in Clarges Street, Grosvenor Street and later Wimpole Street.

Lecturer on psychological medicine at St George's 1865-1902.

FRCP 1869. President of the Medico-Psychological Association. Lumleian lecturer.

Leading author on mental illness legislation. Published 'Insanity and its Treatment' (1871) and widely on mental illness.

Married Louisa Holloway in 1864; they had two sons and two daughters. Retired to Tunbridge Wells.

Cohen, Kathryn Hamill

  • Person
  • 1905-1960

One of the first female students at St George's since the First World War, in 1945.

Born in the United States. Ziegfield dancer. Worked as a secretary to Aneurin Bevan, who established the NHS. Studied at Newnham College, Cambridge (1941) and St George's Medical School.

Geneticist. Worked as psychoanalyst at St George's Hospital. Met author Patricia Highsmith in 1948 at New York; the two had a brief affair. Kathryn was married to a publisher Dennis Cohen, who would go on to publish some of Highsmith's books; she was also a co-director of the press. She and her husband designed their avant-garde home at 64 Old Church Street, opposite the Chelsea Arts Club ('Cohen House'). She committed suicide in 1960 by taking an overdose of barbiturates.

Coster, Harriet

  • Person
  • 1832-1915

Born in 1832 in Shacklewell, London, oldest of 12 children. She spent her childhood at the Middlesex District Pauper Lunatic Asylum in Hanwell, where her father James was a gardener.

She worked as a servant prior to her marriage aged 17 in 1848 to William Bradbury, a widower and a groom, in Tamworth, Midlands. Their daughter Eliza was born in 1850 in Hanwell.

She joined St Pancras Infirmary, a workhouse infirmary, in 1858 as superintendent nurse after the death of her husband. Prior to this she had worked at the Essex County Lunatic Asylum as an attendant in 1857.

In 1859 she married William Coster, medical officer at St Pancras Infirmary; they had a daughter (Mary Louisa, b.1859) and a son (William Tyeth, b.1860). They moved to Hanwell in 1862, when William obtained a post as a surgeon to the Central London District School at Hanwell. Their son William died in 1862 of tuberculosis, aged 1 year and 9 months. The couple had at least four more children, twin daughters Helen and Lucy (b.1864), and sons Charles and Ernest. Lucy Hannah died in 1868 from diphtheria, aged 4. Harriet's husband William died in 1870 of a lung disease, aged 41.

She worked briefly as Lady Superintendent of the Home and Colonial Training College for Women, prior to obtaining a post as superintendent of nurses (matron) at St George's Hospital. She remained at St George's for 25 years, 1872-1897. She is unusual in not coming from a high social class, or having received formal training. The policy of St George's at this time was (unusually) to promote nurses on merit, rather than based on their social background.

She was appointed as Nurse Honorary Secretary to the Royal British Nurses' Association (RBNA) on her retirement.

She lost two of her reminaing five children in 1886; her son Charles died of pneumonia, aged 24, in Canada, where he had emigrated to; and her daughter Mary Louisa died in the same year, aged 27. Mary died soon after, possibly of childbirth; she had been married to a printer from Plymouth, and had four children. Helen died in 1896 from tubercular meningitis, aged 32.

Harriet died in 1915, aged 82. She was survived by only two of her children, Eliza Harriet Bradbury, who was unmarried and living in Brussels, and Ernest Coster. She was bburied at Richmond Cemetery.

Cowan, Frederick Samuel

  • Person
  • 1851-1908

Son of S.B. Cowan, surgeon. Born in Bath.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School and Bath Hospital. MRCS 1878, LRCP 1881.

Senior physician at Eastern Dispensary. Justice's Visitor in Lunacy. Senior medical officer at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Succeeded his father in practice in Bath.

Died at Bath 20 Oct 1908, aged 57.

Crisp, Arthur Hamilton

  • Person
  • 1930-2006

Professor of psychiatry at St George’s Hospital Medical School and chairman of the department of mental health sciences, Crisp was a leading authority on anorexia nervosa.

Studied medicine at Westminster Medical School; qualified in 1956. Held house posts at Westminster Hospital before working as a registrar in neurosurgery at St George’s Hospital under Sir Wylie McKissock. After studying for a diploma in psychological medicine, worked as a senior registrar at King’s College Hospital under Denis Hill, and then as a lecturer at the Middlesex Hospital.

Appointed professor of psychiatry at St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1967. During his time, the department became known for its humanistic approach. Published widely on the interaction between mind and body, in particular on anorexia nervosa.

Dean of the faculty of medicine at the University of London 1976-1980. Advocated integrating psychiatry within medical education, and as chairman of the education committee of the General Medical Council, included psychology and sociology in the curriculum. Chairman of the advisory committee on medical training to the European Community and adviser to the World Health Organization.

After his retirement, he directed ‘Changing Minds’, a 5-year campaign by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to reduce the stigma of mental illness. The Arthur Crisp High Dependency Unit launched by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is one of four NHS high-dependency inpatient units in Britain.

Married Irene Clare Reid in 1957; they had three sons. He died of kidney cancer in 2003.

Hunt, Edgar Atlee

  • Person
  • 1854-?

Educated at Uppingham. MRCS 1878, LRCP, LM Edin, LSA 1880.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1873. House surgeon at St George's Hospital 1879, obstetric assistant 1881.

Surgeon at Colchester and Essex Hospital. Consulting surgeon at Eastern Asylum and South Colchester Hospital and East Coast Institute for Idiots. Medical visitor under Lunacy & Mental Deficiency Acts for Essex County and Colchester.

Retired in 1918.

Manson, Patrick

  • Person
  • 1844-1922

Born in Aberdeenshire and educated at Aberdeen. He was apprenticed to ironmasters aged 13, but following enforced rest due to tuberculosis (Pott's disease), he entered university instead, and graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen in 1865, gaining Master of Surgery and MD the following year.

He was appointed medical officer at Durham Lunatic Asylum, and in 1866 he followed his brother David Manson to Shanghai, and was appointed medical officer to the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs in Formosa (Taiwan). He also worked in Amoy, China and Hong Kong, and developed an interest in tropical diseases and in the role of parasites in their transmission.

He was particularly interested in filaria, a small parasitic worm that causes elephantiasis. His discovery that filiariasis in humans is transmitted by mosquitoes was foundational in modern tropical medicine, and he is often known as the 'father of tropical medicine'. His discoveries led to the mosquito-malaria theory, according to which malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes, rather than bad air, or miasma, as previously supposed.

He moved to London in 1889 and was appointed the Chief Medical Officer to the Colonial Office. He was appointed the first lecturer in Tropical Medicine St George’s. He went on to found the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1899. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, was knighted in 1903, and was the first president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine in 1907. He retired in 1912.

He married Henrietta Isabella Thurbun in 1876; they had three sons and one daughter. He died in London in 1922 aged 78.

Nairne, Robert

  • Person
  • 1804-1886

Educated at Edinburgh, Trinity College, Cambridge and St George's Hospital.

Assistant physician at St George's Hospital 1839-1841, physician 1841-1857, lecturer on medicine.

Censor at the Royal College of Physicians. Commissioner in Lunacy 1857-1883.

Retired in 1883. Died at Beckenham on 5 Nov 1886

Pearson, Sidney Vere

  • Person
  • 1875-1950

Physician from 1905 to the Mundesley Sanatorium and a specialist in tuberculosis.

Seymour, Edward James

  • Person
  • 1795-1866

Educated at Jesus College, Cambridge; AB 1816, AM 1819, MD 1826. Spent time in Italy following his studies.

Physician at St George's Hospital 1828-1846. Lecturer in materia medica.

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 1827. Metropolitan commissioner in lunacy 1836. Used opium in his treatments.

Died 16 Apr 1866 of a disease of stomach and liver.

Springfield Hospital

  • Corporate body
  • 1840-

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust