Sir Gordon Morgan Holmes

(1876—1965) neurologist

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(1876–1965). Irish neurologist. He was born in Dublin and studied medicine there at Trinity College. He was awarded a scholarship which gave him two years' study abroad after qualifying and went to Germany to work under Karl Weigert and Ludwig Edinger, the neuroanatomist. In 1901 he was appointed house physician at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, where he stayed until his retirement in 1941, and later in his career also held consultancies at the Royal London Ophthalmic and Charing Cross hospitals. In 1914 he became consulting neurologist to the British army, and from 1922 to 1937 was editor of Brain.


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Subjects: Psychology.

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