Sir Leonard Parsons of Birmingham (1879-1950) and antenatal paediatrics

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2002 Jan;86(1):F65-7. doi: 10.1136/fn.86.1.f65.


Born and educated in the Midlands, Sir Leonard Parsons made major contributions to the field of paediatrics in that area and played a leading role in the regional organisation of this specialty throughout the United Kingdom in the later years of his life. He was a founder member and later President of the British Paediatric Association, and later became Vice-President of the International Pediatric Congress and the President of the paediatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • England
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Neonatology / history*
  • Prenatal Care / history
  • Rickets / history

Personal name as subject

  • Leonard Parsons