Sula Wolff

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Sula Wolff
Born March 1, 1924
Berlin, Weimar Germany
Died September 21, 2009(2009-09-21) (aged 85)
United Kingdom
Alma mater Oxford University
Occupation Child psychiatrist, author
Spouse(s) Henry Walton[1]

Sula Wolff (1 March 1924 – 21 September 2009)[1] a prominent British child psychiatrist, was born in Berlin, Weimar Germany in 1924.[1] After Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933 she and her family moved to the United Kingdom.[1] She graduated in Medicine from Oxford University in 1947.


At the Maudsley Hospital where she acquired a post-graduate training in psychiatry she became interested in the psychological problems of children. After the Maudsley Hospital she practised in Cape Town and in New York. She married Henry Walton, a South African psychiatrist. They settled in Edinburgh where Walton became Professor of Psychiatry and she, in 1966, became a consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. She published Children under Stress in 1969.


  • Children Under Stress Penguin Press: London (1969)
  • Loners: the Life Path of Unusual Children: Routledge: London (1995)


  1. ^ a b c d Graham, Philip (22 October 2009). "Sula Wolff obituary". The Guardian. 

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