Samuel Isaac Cohen

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:98

One of the pioneers of liaison psychiatry

Samuel Cohen was professor of psychiatry at the Royal London Hospital from 1984 to 1990, and on the clinical staff of the hospital from 1961. He was at the forefront of developments in what became known as liaison psychiatry. His greatest administrative achievement was to persuade 10 surgeons and physicians at the London to surrender two beds each, and to open Rachel ward as a psychiatric ward within the general teaching hospital.

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