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Sir Walter Langdon-Brown (1870-1946).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18463058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sir Walter Langdon-Brown, born of robust Puritan stock, was a distinguished physician, teacher, medical historian and humanist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, before becoming Regius Professor of Physics at Cambridge. His contributions to clinical medicine were wide in relating symptoms and signs of disease to physiology, putting therapeutics on a scientific basis, showing the close linkage of the sympathetic nervous system to the ductless glands, and being regarded as a founder of clinical endocrinology. He was the first English physician to relate the work of Freud, Jung and Adler to clinical medicine and a pioneer in psychosomatic medicine and the study of neurotic behaviour.
Milo Keynes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical biography     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0967-7720     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Biogr     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-08     Completed Date:  2008-06-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308895     Medline TA:  J Med Biogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-6     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Endocrinology / history*
Great Britain
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Physiology / history*
Sympathetic Nervous System
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Walter Langdon-Brown

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