Professor Henry Walton was born on 15 February 1924 in South Africa and studied medicine at the University of Cape Town, later training in neurology and psychiatry.  In 1986, in a world first, he was appointed professor of international medical education by Edinburgh University and travelled the world lecturing, presiding at medical education conference and working closely with bodies including the World Health Organisation, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation and the World Bank. Walton fostered the notion of art for its therapeutic value.


  • Date of interview: July 2005
  • Archive reference: OBJ/ORA/1/41
  • Interviewer: Morrice McCrae


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