Sir David K Henderson and the origins of British occupational therapy
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Pentland, D. & Pentland, B. (2015) Sir David K Henderson and the origins of British occupational therapy, Scottish Medical Journal, vol. 60, , pp. 249-251,
Sir David K Henderson made several major contributions in the field of psychiatry, gaining an international reputation but, perhaps lesser known is his role in the introduction of occupational therapy in the United Kingdom. The part Henderson played in establishing occupational therapy as an aspect of his evolving approach to treating mental illness in Scotland is discussed, as is the influence he had in stimulating and supporting the early pioneers of the profession elsewhere in the UK.