Thomas Renton Elliott

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Thomas Renton Elliott
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Born 11 October 1877
Willington, County Durham, England
Died 4 March 1961 (1961-03-05) (aged 83)
Peeblesshire, Scotland
Nationality British
Employer University College Hospital
Known for Investigation of the chemical transmission of nerve action

Thomas Renton Elliott FRS[1] (11 October 1877 – 4 March 1961) was a British physician and physiologist. [2][3][4]

Elliott was born in Willington, County Durham, as the eldest son to retailer Archibald William Elliott and his wife, Anne, daughter of Thomas Renton, of Otley, Yorkshire. He studied natural sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge, specialising in physiology.

He joined University College Hospital as a junior staff member in 1910, and eventually became first professor of medicine and director of the medical unit at Gower Street.

Elliot married Martha M'Cosh in 1918. They had three sons and two daughters.

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  1. ^ a b Dale, H. H. (1961). "Thomas Renton Elliott. 1877-1961". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 7: 52–26. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1961.0005. 
  2. ^ "The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33006. 
  3. ^ "Obituary". British Medical Journal (British Medical Journal) 1 (5227): 752–754. 11 March 1961. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.5227.752. PMC 1953340. 
  4. ^ Pickering, G. (1962). "Thomas Renton ELLIOTT, 1877-1961". Transactions of the Association of American Physicians 75: 21–23. PMID 13943325. 

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