David C. Taylor

In memoriam: Prof. David C. Taylor

7 March 1933 - 13 March 2021

It is with extreme sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Professor David C Taylor, Emeritus Foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Manchester UK.

David's initial collaboration with Christopher Ounsted in Oxford highlighted the occurrence of psychiatric problems in children with epilepsy, and suggested the need to consider children with focal onset epilepsy for surgery. He worked with Murray Faulkner at the Maudsley Hospital, where he determined and reported the first cases of Cortical Dysplasia Type II (Taylor type cortical dysplasia), an interesting career development for a psychiatrist. He was the first to investigate the effects of epilepsy surgery on patients, and highlight the need to recognise the aims of patients in recording outcomes. Recognizing his extraordinary influence and seminal research on the social, economic, and psychological effects of epilepsy surgery he was the recipient of the AES William G. Lennox-Cesare T. Lombroso Award for 2012. Amongst his many achievements he truly widened the thinking of many working within epilepsy surgery, and will be sorely missed.

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