Maurice ParsonageBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1160 (Published 20 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1160
- E H Reynolds
Maurice Parsonage’s plans to be a paediatrician were interrupted by the second world war, when he served as lieutenant colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps. His postings included the Military Hospital for Head Injuries in Oxford, which influenced his subsequent neurological career, and India.
After the war he trained in neurology at Manchester, at Guy’s Hospital and the National Hospital in London, and at the Columbia New York Neurological Institute. From 1951 to 1980 he was consultant neurologist to the Leeds Regional Hospital Board and physician in charge of the Neuropsychiatric Unit at Bootham Park Hospital in …