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David K. Henderson was born in Dumfries, the youngest son of John Henderson, a solicitor. He was educated at Dumfries Academy and Royal High School, Edinburgh, then studied medicine at Edinburgh where he graduated in 1907. He was awarded his MD in 1913. In America, Henderson was resident psychiatrist at a clinic attached to Johns Hopkins Hospital and on a second visit some years later, he was appointed assistant physician in the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan State Hospital.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh



oil on canvas


H 127 x W 104 cm

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ Scotland

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