Benjamin Leon GittelsonBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3467 (Published 30 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3467
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Benjamin Leon Gittelson (“Leon”) was born in London on 12 May 1940. He studied chemistry at St Peter’s College, Oxford (1959-63), and qualified in medicine at University College Hospital, London, in 1970. He died in Cape Town, South Africa on 2 February 2010 from pulmonary fibrosis and cardiac failure.
After postgraduate training at the Maudsley Hospital, London (1970-76), where he qualified with MRCPsych, Leon practised as a specialist psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Cape Town. In the 1980s he developed a …