Slater, Eliot Trevor Oakeshott


Eliot Trevor Oakeshott Slater (1904–1983) was an English psychiatrist and genetic researcher, founding editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, and founder of the first Medical Research Council Psychiatric Genetics Unit.

Keywords: psychiatric genetics; schizophrenia; manic‐depressive psychosis; twins; Nazi eugenics; neurosis

Further Reading

Proctor RN (1988) Racial Hygiene – Medicine under the Nazis. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Roth M and Cowie V (eds.) (1979) Psychiatry, Genetics and Pathography, A Tribute to Eliot Slater. London, UK: Gaskell Press.

Shields J and Gottesman II (eds.) (1971) Man, Mind and Heredity – Selected Papers of Eliot Slater on Psychiatry and Genetics. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Slater E and Cowie V (1971) The Genetics of Mental Disorders. London, UK: Oxford University Press.

Slater E and Shields J (1953) Psychotic and Neurotic Illnesses in Twins. Medical Research Council Special Report Series no. 278. London, UK: HMSO.

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Gottesman, Irving I(Jul 2006) Slater, Eliot Trevor Oakeshott. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005238]