Mitchell, T(homas) W(alker) (1869–1944)
British physician, psychologist, and psychic researcher. He
was born January 18, 1869, in Avock, Ross-shire, Scotland, and
attended the University of Edinburgh (M.B., C.M., 1890; M.D.,
1906). He wrote several books and was the editor of the British
Journal of Medical Psychology (1920–35).
His favorite topics in psychic research related to hypnosis
and multiple personality. He played a prominent part in the
Society for Psychical Research (SPR), London, and was its
president in 1921, the first physician so selected. He was a longterm
member of its council (1909–44) and was secretary of the
medical section (1911–18). His paper ‘‘Phenomena of Mediumistic
Trance’’ was read to the British Association for the Advancement
of Science, 1927.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
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Mitchell, T. W. ‘‘The Appreciation of Time by Somnambules.’’
Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research
(1908–09).
———. The Psychology of Medicine. New York R. M. McBride,
1922.
———. Psychology and the Sciences. Edited by William Brown.
London A & C Black Ltd., 1924.
———. ‘‘Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.’’ Proceedings of
the Society for Psychial Research (1912–13).
———. ‘‘A Study in Hysteria and Multiple Personality.’’ Proceedings
of the Society for Psychial Research (1912–13).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical