Collection IOP/PP6 - LEIGH, Denis (1915-1998)

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LEIGH, Denis (1915-1998)


  • [1960] (Creation)

Level of description



1 box

Scope and content

Black and white photographs of rare pamphlets and typescript drafts and preparatory notes, [1960], for the production of Denis Leigh's Historical Development of British Psychiatry Vol. 1 (1961), (Vol. 2 was never published).

System of arrangement

Arranged in the original order.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1915; Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital, based primarily at the Maudsley; last Physician to the Bethlem; characterized Leigh disease, also called sub-acute necrotizing encephalopathy Leigh syndrome, 1951; Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association, [1977]; died, 1998. Publications: The Historical Development of British Psychiatry: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century , Volume I (New York, Pergamon Press, 1961).

Archival history

Transferred from the Neurology Department to the Institute of Psychiatry Library, 1997.

Custodial history

Received from the Institute of Psychiatry, 2006

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery as part of the VCDF upgrade programme.

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