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Walker Overend

Born  1858
Died  1926

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English physician, born 1858, Keighley, Yorkshire; died February 10, 1926, St. Leonards.

Biography of Walker Overend

Walker Overend studied in Oxford, Heidelberg, and Strassburg, and for a brief period of time was lecturer in physiology at St. George’s Hospital. He received his doctorate at Oxford in 1895. Following a period in practice he turned to roentgenology, working as a radiologist at Buchanan Hospital, Hasting, assistant a the radiological department of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, and as radiologist in St. Leonards. He died there on February 10, 1926. Overend was one of the first to recognise the importance of radiology in diagnosing diseases of the lungs. He was a prolific writer.


  • Preliminary note on a new cranial reflex. The Lancet, 1896, 1: 619.
  • The elements og human physiology. London, 1891.
  • The radiography of the chest. 2 volumes; London, 1920.

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