Lives of the fellows

Anthony Herber Roberts

b.9 September 1932 d.17 February 2011
MB BS Lond(1959) MRCS LRCP(1959) DPM(1962) MRCP(1964) MD(1969) FRCP(1977) PhD(1979)

Anthony Herber Roberts was a consultant neurologist. He was born in China, where his father, John Herber Roberts, was a company director. Educated at Dulwich College, he studied medicine at London University and St Thomas’ Hospital, qualifying in 1959.

After a year as a psychiatric registrar at St George’s Hospital from 1961 to 1962, he did house jobs at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in Queen Square until he moved to the London Hospital in 1967 as a senior registrar in neurology. Four years later he was appointed a consultant neurologist to the South East Thames region, working at the Thames Regional Neurological Centre at the Brook Hospital in London and the Lewisham, Bromley, Beckenham and Farnborough Hospitals.

The author of Brain damage in boxers; a study of the prevalence of traumatic encephalopathy among ex-professional boxers (London, Pitman, 1969), he was a member of the Association of British Neurologists and a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

In 1956 he married Charlotte Olivia née Burns, whose father, Gilbert Talbot Burns, was a master at a public school. She was the niece of the paediatrician, Arthur Doyne Courtney Bell [Munk’s Roll, Vol.VI, p.37].

He was living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada when he and his wife died on the same day. They were survived by their daughter, Sarah Charlotte Roberts.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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