Erasmus Darwin Barlow

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 30 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:798

Former honorary psychiatrist St Thomas's Hospital, London, and businessman (b 1915; q Cambridge/University College Hospital, London, 1941; DPM, FRCPsych), died from renal failure on 2 August 2005.

Erasmus Barlow was a direct descendant of Charles Darwin through his mother, Emma Nora Darwin. He became senior lecturer and honorary consultant in psychological medicine at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1951-66). His roles included being vice chairman of the Mental Health Research Fund; chairman of the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering; and secretary of the Zoological Society of London. He had also at various times been chairman, deputy chairman, and director of several companies. He leaves a wife, Brigit, and two children.

[G C Cook]


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