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Leslie John Witts

Born  1898
Died  1982

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British physician, born April 21, 1898, Warrington; died Novemebr 19, 1982.

Biography of Leslie John Witts

Leslie John Witts obtained his MD from Manchester University in 1926. "In 1928 he joined the professorial medical unit of the London Hospital and in 1929 became assistant physician at Guy's Hospital While there he published an article in the British Medical Journal on chronic microcytic anaemia that was so comprehensive and influential that the condition was often called Witts anaemia for the next decade." (From Obituary).

Witts was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1931 and in 1937 became Nuffield professor of clinical medicine at Oxford.

The biographical information on Leslie John Witts was submitted by Zoran Bojanic, Serbia.


  • Anaemia and the Alimentary Tract. 1956.
  • The Stomach and Anaemia. 1966.
  • Hypohromic Anaemia. 1969. Obituary: British Medical Journal 1982, 285: 1667.

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