Dr. Arthur Edward Patterson, Senior Assistant Medical Officer, City of London Mental Hospital, passed away after a short illness on August 26th. He was the son of the late Major D. A. Patterson, and received his early education in Aberdeen, subsequently proceeding to Aberdeen University, where he qualified M.B., C.M. in 1885. He obtained the M.D. in 1896. After a short period of general practice, he entered upon what was to become his life work as Assistant Medical Officer to the Derby Borough Asylum. He was appointed Senior Assistant Medical Officer of the City of London Mental Hospital on January 1st, 1892. A conscientious, painstaking officer he proved himself to be, and his cheery manner and true kindness of heart ensured his popularity with the staff and endeared him to his patients, who were devoted to him.
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