Frederick Batten

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Frederick Eustace Batten (29 September 1865 – 27 July 1918) was an English neurologist and pediatrician who has been referred to as the "father of pediatric neurology".

Batten attended Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] and graduated in medicine in 1891 from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He worked as a pathologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and as a physician at the National Hospital. He obtained his doctorate in 1895, became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1901, and was elected dean in 1908.

Batten died from infection after a routine prostatectomy.[2]


  1. ^ "Batten, Frederick Eustace (BTN884FE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Sara Mole; Ruth Williams; Hans Goebel (10 March 2011). The Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (Batten Disease). Oxford University Press. pp. 10–. ISBN 978-0-19-959001-8. 

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