Thomas Renton Elliott
|Thomas Renton Elliott|
|Born||11 October 1877
Willington, County Durham, England
|Died||4 March 1961
|Employer||University College Hospital|
|Known for||Investigation of the chemical transmission of nerve action|
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.
Elliott died in Peeblesshire.
Awards and memberships
- Distinguished Service Order (1918)
- Honorary member of the Association of American Physicians
- Honorary member of the Rome Academy of Medicine
- Gold medal of the West London MedicoChirurgical Society (1920)
- Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (1947)
- Member of the Medical Research Council (1920–1931 and 1939–1943)
- Fellow of the Royal Society
- Old Dunelmian
- 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.
- The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33006.
- Obituary. British Medical Journal. 11 March 1961. PMC 1953340.
- Pickering, G. (1962). "Thomas Renton ELLIOTT, 1877-1961". Transactions of the Association of American Physicians 75: 21–23. PMID 13943325.
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