Boyle, Helen (1869–1957)

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Boyle, Helen (1869–1957)

Irish-born psychiatrist. Name variations: Alice Helen Anne Boyle. Born 1869 in Dublin, Ireland; died Nov 20, 1957; London School of Medicine for Women, MD, 1893.

Strong proponent of diagnosis and early treatment of mental disorders, ran a private clinic with Mabel Jones for women and children in Brighton; with Jones, established Lady Chichester Hospital for the Treatment of Early Nervous Disorders (1905) and was in charge of Chichester Hospital for 50 years; with Sir Maurice Craig, founded National Council for Mental Hygiene (1923, now National Council for Mental Health); became the 1st woman president of Royal Medico-Psychological Association (1939, now Royal College of Psychiatrists).