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Samuel Nevin

Born  1905
Died  1979

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British neurologist, born September 8, 1905, died September 13, 1979.

Biography of Samuel Nevin

Zoran Bojanic, Serbia, submitted this article:

Samuel Nevin studied medicine at Queen's University, Belfast, graduating first-class honours in 1927. Two years later his took BSc with first-clas honours in pathology, bacteriology, and biochemistry. In 1930 he proceeded MD. After house appointments at the Royal Victoria Hospital and a period as demonstrator in physiology at Queen's University, Belfast, he studied at the London Hospital and at the National Hospital, Queen Square. Later he worked in the clinical research unit at the National Hospital. In 1936 he was assistant physician and neuropathologist at Maida Vale Hospital. In 1937 he was assistant neurologist at King's College Hospital and the following year also became consultant neurologist to the transfered mental institutions of the London Country council. He was elected FRCP in 1941 and, in addition to his posts at physician to Maida Vale Hospital and neurologist to King's College Hospital, became director of the research laboratory of the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, and professor of mental pathology in the University of London.

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