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Rosenfeld, H. (1957). Dr. Charles Anderson. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 38:279-280.

(1957). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 38:279-280

Dr. Charles Anderson

Herbert Rosenfeld

Dr. Charles Anderson, a member of the medical staff of the London Clinic of Psycho-Analysis, died on 11 November, 1956, a little over a fortnight before his 43rd birthday.

Charles Anderson was born in London on 28 November, 1913, the son of a general practitioner. He received his early education at the Roan School for Boys, and did so well that he matriculated with merit when only 14½ years of age. Six months later he became a medical student at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and qualified M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. at the age of 20, but had to wait a year before he was granted his diploma. He obtained the London degrees of M.B., B.S. in 1936. Unfortunately his father died soon after he qualified. His mother had started to study medicine in later life and she qualified shortly before her son. His sister, also, had qualified as a doctor some years previously. After his father's death Dr. Charles Anderson decided to postpone his ambition to specialize, and he went into general practice with his mother and sister at Finsbury Park. He worked there for several years, and was admired for his kindness, wisdom, and patience. As he was too busy during the day, he started to read at night for


1 He was particularly interested in the psycho-analytic approach to schizophrenia, manic-depression, and the perversions, in particular homosexuality and fetishism. For example his membership paper bore the title: 'Notes on the Nature of Mood Swings', and his last paper to the British Psycho-Analytical Society contributed to the psychopathology of fetishism.

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