John Langdon Down: the man and the message.

@article{Ward1999JohnLD,
  title={John Langdon Down: the man and the message.},
  author={O. Conor Ward},
  journal={Down's syndrome, research and practice : the journal of the Sarah Duffen Centre},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={19-24}
}
  • O. Conor Ward
  • Published 1999 in
    Down's syndrome, research and practice : the…
John Langdon Down was the son of a village grocer. Born in Torpoint, Cornwall, in 1828, he was the 6th child of religious parents. He worked in the family business until he was 18 years old and he then qualified as a pharmacist before ultimately entering medical school at the London Hospital. He won numerous medals and prizes and immediately after taking his medical degree he was appointed medical superintendent of the Royal Earlswood Asylum for Idiots in Surrey. He reformed the institution and… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-3 of 3 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 references

Langdon Down’s 1864 Case of Prader Willi Syndrome

Ward, O. Conor.
J. Roy. Soc. Med, 90, 694-6. Ward, O. Conor. (1998). John Langdon Down, a caring pioneer. Royal Society of Medicine Press, London. • 1997

The man behind the syndrome: Sigvald Refsum.

Journal of the history of the neurosciences • 1992
View 1 Excerpt

Lancet corr

Allen, G. Benda C.J
1, 775. • 1961

Mongolism

L S.Penrose
Brit. Med. Bull, 17, 184-189. • 1961

The Mongol in Our Midst 1924, Keagan Paul, Trench Traubner

F. G. Crookshank
1924
View 2 Excerpts

2, 49-68

Hill W Bertram. Mongolism, its Pathology Quart J Med
Lancet. Editorial comment 1961, 2, 935. • 1908

In Keating, J

E. Brush
M. & Young, J. (Eds.) Cyclopaedia of Diseases of Children. Pentland • 1891
View 1 Excerpt

The Diseases of Children

J. F. Goodheart
JA Churchill • 1888
View 1 Excerpt

Mental Afflictions of Childhood and Youth

Down, J. Langdon
J& A Churchill, London. • 1887

The Education and Training of the Feeble in Mind

Down, J. Langdon.
London: HK Lewis • 1876

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…