Lawrence Goldie

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 26 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6075
  1. Helena Goldie

Lawrence Goldie, who has died aged 88, was a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He advocated an approach to medical care based on principles of “complementarity” and brought psychoanalytic principles to the treatment of cancer patients. His book Psychotherapy and the Treatment of Cancer Patients: Bearing Cancer in Mind has become a widely used teaching text at home and abroad.1

He was born in Manchester to Jewish immigrant parents from Russia and Romania. He began reading psychology at Manchester University but then volunteered …

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