Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Terra Nova Expedition

  • Edward Leicester Atkinson: Parasitologist, explorer, war hero

    James L. FranklinChicago, Illinois, United States Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881–1929)—known to the members of the Terra Nova Expedition as “Atch”—was senior expedition surgeon of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. Born in the West Indies to European parents, he studied medicine at St. Thomas Hospital in London. Shortly after joining the Royal Navy, he applied for…