Head, Henry

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Name
Head, Henry Gender: M
born on 4 August 1861 at 23:40 (= 11:40 PM )
Place Stoke Newington, England, 51n34, 0w05
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°29' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°57 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 10°45'



Henry Head
photo: G. C. Beresford, license cc-by-sa-4.0

Biography

English neurologist who conducted pioneering work into the somatosensory system and sensory nerves. Much of this work was conducted on himself, in collaboration with the psychiatrist W. H. R. Rivers, by severing and reconnecting sensory nerves and mapping how sensation returned over time. Head-Holmes syndrome and Head-Riddoch syndrome are named after him.

He died on 8 October 1940, aged 79, in Reading, Berkshire, from bronchopneumonia and paralysis agitans (Parkinson's Disease).

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1904 (Mary Ruth Mayhew)
  • Death of Mate 1939 (Mary Ruth Mayhew)
  • Death by Disease 8 October 1940 (Bronchopneumonia and Parkinson's, age 79)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Medicine and Modernism: A Biography of Henry Head by L. S. Jacyna (Routledge, 2015): "Henry Head was born on 4 August 1861 at 6 Park Road in Stoke Newington, London. His father was to recall: 'you came into the world at 20 minutes to midnight after a very long and anxious day.'"

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Mary Ruth Mayhew, 1904-1939)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medical)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Medical pioneer)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Head-Holmes syndrome; Head-Riddoch syndrome)