Richard Asher

Born Apr 3, 1912
Hometown Brighton
Died Apr 25, 1969
Death Place London
Other Names Sir Richard Asher

Richard Alan John Asher, FRCP was an eminent British endocrinologist and haematologist. As the senior physician responsible for the mental observation ward at the Central Middlesex Hospital he described and named Munchausen syndrome in a 1951 article in The Lancet.… Read More

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1912 Birth Born on April 3, 1912.


1943 31 Years Old Richard Asher was born to the Reverend Felix Asher and his wife Louise (née Stern). He married Margaret Augusta Eliot at St Pancras' Church, London on 27 July 1943, whereupon his father-in-law gave him a complete set of the Oxford English Dictionary, which physician and medical ethicist Maurice Pappworth alleged was the source of Asher's "accidental" reputation as a medical etymologist. … Read More


1964 52 Years Old 1 More Event
The Asher family home above his private consulting rooms at 57 Wimpole Street was briefly notable when Paul McCartney lived there in 1964-1966 during his relationship with Jane Asher.
1969 57 Years Old Died on April 25, 1969.
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