|Born||12 January 1928|
|Died||21 August 2018(aged 90)|
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
|Known for||Eating disorders|
Gerald Francis Morris Russell (12 January 1928 – 21 August 2018) was a British psychiatrist. In 1979 he published the first description of bulimia nervosa, and Russell's sign has been named after him.
Russell gained a PhD in Neurology from the University of Edinburgh in 1957.
From 1971 to 1979 Russell was a professor and consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, and from 1979 to 1993 he was a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London, where he set up an eating disorder unit, which has been named after him. From 1993 he has worked at Priory Hosp Hayes Grove, Bromley, Kent.
Russell married Margaret née Taylor on 8 September 1950, and they had three sons, born 1951, 1956 and 1957. His hobbies include art galleries, photography, and music.
- Professor Gerald Russell obituary (subscription required)
- Debrett's People of Today 2005 (18th ed.). Debrett's. p. 1433. ISBN 1-870520-10-6.
- Russell, Gerald (August 1979). "Bulimia nervosa: an ominous variant of anorexia nervosa". 9 (3). Psychological Medicine: 429–48. doi:10.1017/S0033291700031974. PMID 482466.
- Palmer, Robert (2004). "Bulimia nervosa: 25 years on". The British Journal of Psychiatry. British Journal of Psychiatry. 185 (6): 447–448. doi:10.1192/bjp.185.6.447. PMID 15572732.
- "List of Registered Medical Practitioners (The online Register)". General Medical Council. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
- M., Russell, G. F. (1957). "Pupil and accommodation: observations on their nervous control in health and disease".
- "The Eating Disorder Unit" (pdf). Comment: The College Newsletter. King's College London. July 2007. p. 9.[permanent dead link]
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