About the Author

Dr John W. Lovett-Doust, M.B., B.S., B.Sc., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P., was born in London, England. He attended King's College, University of London, where he was awarded a Sir William Dunn Exhibition in physiology before completing his medical education at King's College Hospital. He had no sooner obtained his specialist qualification in internal medicine than he was called into the army and spent four years as a medical specialist in military hospitals in Britain, Europe, and India. The war over, Dr. Lovett-Doust took his psychiatric residency training at the Maudsley and Bethlem Royal hospitals in London and commenced his research work with the award of a Nuffield Fellowship. This took him to New York Hospital, Cornell University, and initiated an enduring interest in psychosomatic medicine. On his return to Great Britain, he was appointed to the University staff of the Institute of Psychiatry and thence came to Canada in 1952. He was professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, physician and director of the research laboratories at Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, director of the research unit at Ontario Hospital, Toronto, hon. consultant in psychiatry at North York Branson Hospital, and consultant in psychiatric research to the province of Ontario. Dr. Lovett-Doust's own research work has resulted in over fifty publications in books and scientific journals. Dr Lovett-Doust was an early student of biological psychiatry, seeing causation and origins of psychiatric manifestations in biology.

Dr John Lovett-Doust passed away June 25, 1980.