Robert Dunn

(1799—1877) general practitioner and psychologist

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Robert Dunn died in London on 4 November 1877. His medical education took place at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals. In 1825 he became licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries. Three years later he was admitted to membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and in 1852 he became a Fellow of that society. In his London private practice, Dunn maintained a particular interest in nervous and mental diseases. In 1855 he published a widely cited case study of a young woman who had lost the use of her ‘intellectual faculties’ and whose ‘sensational consciousness’ was restricted to impressions of sight and touch; and in 1863 a number of his pathological observations were collected in Medical Psychology.


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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