Richard Asher
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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.
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Hard-Fi – Killer Sounds - NU.nl
Google News - over 5 years
De stilte lijkt de band – en met name zanger en liedjesschrijver Richard Asher – goed te hebben gedaan. Killer Sounds bevat elf frisse popdeuntjes. De plaat gaat goed van start met Good For Nothing, gebaseerd op de jaren zeventig-funkculthit Cramp Your
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SNS에 비춰진 뮌하우젠 증후군 - 아시아투데이
Google News - over 5 years
1951년에 미국의 정신과 의사 리처드 아셔(Richard Asher)는 허풍과 과장을 일삼으며 진지하게 자신의 일이라고 주장하는 질병을 '뮌하우젠 증후군'이라고 병명했습니다. 주말 오전에 M사에서 방송중인 '서프라이즈' 프로그램에서는 이 증상을 소개하기도 했습니다
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Dozens of Parents Attend Board Meeting to Object to Pupil-Free Days - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Holding a sign that read, "LCUSD Give Our Kids Back Their Four Days,'' Parent Richard Asher said the board made a mistake when they voted unanimously in February to add four pupil-free days to the school year. It complicates schedules and "is not good
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MEDICAL MATTERS: Online dreamers follow in Munchausen's path, writes MUIRIS ... - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
This Dr Richard Asher's opening statement in his classical description of Munchausen's syndrome published in The Lancet in 1951. The syndrome is an extreme form of factitious disorder, in which a person fabricates physical signs and symptoms and/or
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Gayle again instrumental in RCB win - SuperSport.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The Royal Challengers Bangalore powered to a seventh consecutive IPL victory after another Chris Gayle demolition launched them to a four-wicket win (D/L Method) over the Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chinnaswamy
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Asher retired from SAPD as detective - San Antonio Express
Google News - almost 6 years
When he was a child, Richard Asher wandered off while he was in his sister's care. Asher never forgot the kindness shown to him by the police officer who found him and filled his stomach with candy until he was reunited with his family
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Kolkata down Delhi to go second - SuperSport.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The Kolkata Knight Riders added to the Delhi Daredevils' IPL misery as they beat the last-placed side by 17 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Thursday evening. Delhi captain Virender Sehwag said that if he
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All-round Chennai too much for Pune - SuperSport.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The Chennai Super Kings put on a superb display of bowling and fielding to seal a 25-run win over the Pune Warriors in their IPL match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday evening
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Kennedy's Stolen Vehicle Is Recovered
NYTimes - about 20 years
When Detective Arthur Masinski and his partner, Thomas Bellino, gave chase to four men who were fighting with baseball bats on Staten Island last month, neither knew where the case would lead. The men fled in a sport utility vehicle, but were captured a few blocks away. None of them confessed to being the owner of the vehicle, and for good reason:
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BUSINESS PEOPLE; Polygram Records Names President
NYTimes - over 31 years
Polygram Records Inc., the closely held American subsidiary of N.V. Philips, the Dutch electronics giant, said yesterday that M. Richard Asher, a senior vice president at Warner Communications Inc., had been named president and chief executive. The 53-year-old Mr. Asher, whose appointment is effective next week, succeeds Guenter Hensler. Mr.
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THE DOCTOR'S WORLD
NYTimes - almost 35 years
THE case of Nancy, a 33-year-old nurse, was bizarre. Periodically, Nancy told her doctors of becoming hungry, feeling shaky and sensing her skin turn cold. Her weight dropped from 295 pounds to 145 with the aid of medications she was unable to name. The physicians, thinking of a serious abnormality of the endocrine system, admitted her to a
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    FIFTIES
  • 1969
    Age 56
    Died on April 25, 1969.
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  • 1964
    Age 51
    In 1964 Asher suddenly gave up his hospital post and perhaps all medical activities.
    More Details Hide Details He suffered from depression in later life and reportedly died by his own hand at the age of 57. Asher was regarded as "one of the foremost medical thinkers of our times", who emphasised the need "to be increasingly critical of our own and other people's thinking". Asher was particularly concerned that "many clinical notions are accepted because they are comforting rather than because there is any evidence to support them". Asher was hailed as a pioneer in challenging the value of excessive bed rest following treatment, and argued that the Pel-Ebstein fever (a fever characteristic for Hodgkin's disease) was an example of a condition that exists only because it has a name. Asher's 1949 paper "Myxoedematous Madness" alerted a generation of physicians to the interaction between the brain and the thyroid gland. As a result, young and elderly psychiatric patients are now screened for thyroid malfunction. Some of the 'madness' cases are now thought to be the early descriptions of Hashimoto's encephalopathy, a rare neuroendocrine syndrome sometimes presenting with psychosis.
    The Asher family home above his private consulting rooms at 57 Wimpole Street was briefly notable when Paul McCartney lived there in 1964–66 during his relationship with Jane Asher.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1943
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Peter Asher (born 1944), a member of the pop duo Peter & Gordon and later record producer, Jane Asher (born 1946), a film and TV actress and novelist, and Clare Asher (born 1948), a radio actress.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    Born on April 3, 1912.
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