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Leonard Irving Liebling

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 30 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j466
  1. Michael Toseland

Leonard Irving Liebling (“Len”) was born in West Bridgford, Nottingham, in 1938. His parents were Nathan and Leah, and his older siblings,, Sydney and Fay. Len was the first in his Jewish family to go to university, in Birmingham, where he studied medicine.

He carried out research on lithium as a treatment for manic depressive psychosis and published an article in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica in 1970. Len was a natural listener. His ambition, to become “the …

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