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John Todd

Born  1914
Died  1987

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English psychiatrist, born March 16, 1914, London; died March 13, 1987

Biography of John Todd

We thank James Todd, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, England, for submitting this biographical information about his father:

John Todd was educated at the City Of London School and London University.

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In 1937 Todd was awarded the Tanner Prize for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kings College Hospital, London. He was Consultant Psychiatrist, High Royds Hospital, Menston, West Yorkshire, from 1955 to 1979.


  • Anton Chekhov-General Practitioner and Pioneer in Social Medicine.
    The Practitioner, London, volume 173, 1954.
  • Autoscopia. The Oxford Medical School Gazette, 6,3.
  • The Double–its Psychopathology and Psychophysiology.
    Jointly with Dr.K.Dewhurst.
    The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorder, 1955, 122: 47.
  • Syndrome of Alice in Wonderland.
    Canadian Medical Association Journal, Ottawa, 1955, 73: 701-704.
  • The Othello Syndrome:a study in the psychopathology of sexual jealousy.
    Jointly with Dr.K.Dewhurst.
    The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorder, Baltimore, 1955, 122: 367.
    John Todd was the first to name the Othello Syndrome.
  • The psychosis of association: "Folie a Deux". Jointly with Dr.K.Dewhurst.
    The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorder, Baltimore, 1956, 123: 451.
  • The Syndrome of Capgras. Psychiatry Quarterly, 1957, 31: 250.
  • The Significance of the Doppelganger (hallucinatory double) in Folklore and Neuropsychiatry.
    Jointly with Dr.K.Dewhurst. The Practitioner, London, 1962, 188: 377.
  • The Bronte Children-aspects of their lives of medical interest.
    The Practitioner, London, 1967, 198: 575.
  • Drug Addiction and Artistic Genius. The Practitioner, London, 1968, 201: 513.
  • Lilliputian hallucination complicating dexamphetamine-amylobarbitone addiction.
    British Journal of Addiction, Oxford, 1968, 63: 271-274.
  • Real or Imaginary Hypophallism.
    Jointly with Dr.J.Mackie and Dr.K.Dewhurst
    The British Journal of Psychiatry, Ashford, 1971, 119: 550.
  • The Syndrome of Big Brother.
    The Practitioner, London, 1977, 219: 89.
  • Thyrotoxicosis during Lithium treatment. Jointly with Dr.T.Jerram.
    The British Journal of Clinical Practice, July 7, 1978, 32: 7.
  • The syndrome of Capgras. Jointly with Dr.K.Dewhurst and R.G.Wallis.
    The British Journal of Psychiatry, Ashford, 1981, 139: 319.
  • The West Riding Asylum and James Crichton-Browne 1818-1876.
    Jointly with L.Ashworth.
    Published in the book entitled: 150 Years of British Psychiatrists 1841-1991. Edited by German E. Berrios and Hugh Freeman. Royal College of Psychiatrists 1991.
  • The House. Written with L.Ashworth. 1993. Printed by Double "S" Printers, Bradford.
    A history of the Wakefield Asylum.

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