Walton, John (Nicholas)

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WALTON, John (Nicholas)

WALTON, John (Nicholas). (Lord Walton of Detchant). British, b. 1922. Genres: Medicine/Health. Career: Physician. Research Assistant, University of Durham, 1951-56; First Assistant in Neurology, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1956-58; Consultant Neurologist, Newcastle University Hospitals, 1958-63; Professor of Neurology, 1968-83, and Dean of Medicine, 1971-81, University of Newcastle upon Tyne; Warden, Green College, Oxford, 1983-89. President, British Medical Association, 1981-82, and Royal Society of Medicine, 1984- 86; President, General Medical Council (U.K.), 1982-89; President, World Federation of Neurology, 1989-97. Publications: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, 1956; (with R.D. Adams) Polymyositis, 1958; Essentials of Neurology, 1961, 6th ed., 1989; Disorders of Voluntary Muscle, 1964, 6th ed. (with G. Karparti and D. Hilton-Jones), 1994; Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System, 7th ed., 1969, 10th ed., 1993; (with F.L. Mastaglia) Skeletal Muscle Pathology, 1982, 2nd ed., 1992; Introduction to Clinical Neuroscience, 1983, 2nd ed., 1987; (with P.B. Beeson and R.B. Scott) Oxford Companion to Medicine, 1986; The Spice of Life (autobiography), 1993; (with S. Lock and J. Barondess) The Oxford Medical Companion, 1994. Address: The Old Piggery, Detchant, Belford, Northd. NE70 7PF, England.