Carmichael, Edward Arnold 1896 - 1978

Scottish; British

(1896-1978), neurologist

Edward Arnold Carmichael was born in Edinburgh on 25 March 1896. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy before serving in the military during the First World War (1914-1918). On his return, he pursued a medical degree at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, qualifying in 1921. After a number of junior medical and surgical posts in Edinburgh, Carmichael decided to specialise in neurology and took up the post of medical officer at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in Queen Square, London, in 1923.

After his residency, Carmichael became a registrar in neurology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, before returning to Queen Square as honorary assistant physician. He was soon promoted to Director of the Medical Research Council’s Neurological Research Unit at the hospital, where he remained until his retirement in 1961.

After his retirement, Carmichael moved to the United States to pursue full-time research and teaching. He was elected an honorary alumnus of the Neurological Institute of New York in 1966.

Carmichael died on 9 February 1978.