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Nicoll, Maurice (1884-1953)


(Henry) Maurice (Dunlap) Nicoll was a prominent British physician and psychologist who was a leading exponent of the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff and P. D. Ouspensky.

He was educated at Aldenham School and Caius College, Cambridge University, and continued on to study medicine at St. Bartholomew's in London, and then in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, and Zurich (B. A., M. B., B. C. Cambridge; M. R. C. S. London). He was Medical Officer to Empire Hospital for Injuries to the Nervous System; lecturer in medical psychology at Birmingham University, England; member of the British Psycho Medical Society. He became a member of the editorial staff of the Journal of Neurology and Psychopathy. In World War I he served in Gallipoli, 1915, and in Mesopotamia, 1916.

His publications included: Dream Psychology (1917; 1920); The New Man; an Interpretation of Some Parables and Miracles of Christ (1950; 1951); Living Time (1952); Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff & P. D. Ouspensky (5 vols.1954-1966); The Mark (on Symbolism of Various Passages in the Bible) (1954).

He died August 30, 1953. A.G.H.


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