Sir Frederic William Hewitt (1857-1916) was a an English anaesthetist
- Born on July 2, 1857 at 52 Westbourne Park Villas, London
- Died on January 6, 1916
Hewitt airway (1908)
Key Medical Contributions
- Hewitt FW. Select methods in the administration of nitrous oxide and ether. 1888
- Hewitt FW. The anaesthetic effects of nitrous oxide & oxygen : when administered at ordinary atmospheric pressures : with remarks on 800 cases. 1892
- Hewitt FW. Anaesthetics and their administration : A manual for medical and dental practitioners and students. 1893
- Hewitt FW. An inquiry concerning the safety and sphere of applicability of chloroform in dental surgery: a paper read before the British Dental Association at Edinburgh, August, 1895
- Hewitt FW. The administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen for dental operations. 1897
- Hewitt FW. An artificial ‘‘air-way’’ for use during anaesthetisation. Lancet 1908; 171(4407): 490-491 [Hewitt airway]
- Hewitt FW. The position of the present reform movement in anæsthetics. 1911
- Hewitt FW, Robinson H. Anaesthetics and their administration; a text-book [5e]. 1922
- Howat DD. Sir Frederic William Hewitt MVO MD. Part I: early life and work on nitrous oxide. J Med Biogr. 1999 Feb;7(1):5-10.
- Howat DD. Sir Frederic William Hewitt MVO MD. Part II: the Anaesthetic Bill and professional and private life. J Med Biogr. 1999 May;7(2):63-8.
- Ellis H. Sir Frederick Hewitt, pioneer anaesthetist. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2016 Jan;77(1):53.
- Bibliography. Hewitt, Frederic W. Sir. WorldCat Identities
- Haridas RP. The Hewitt airway–the first known artificial oral ‘air-way’ 101 years since its description. Anaesthesia. 2009 Apr;64(4):435-8.
- Hewitt’s air way, English, 1894-1935. Sir Henry Wellcome’s Museum Collection
Cite this article as: Rowan Lo and Mike Cadogan, "Frederic Hewitt," In: LITFL - Life in the FastLane, Accessed on March 31, 2023, https://litfl.com/frederic-hewitt/.
the person behind the name
Emergency Medicine Registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. BM BS, BMed Sci, MMed Sci from the University of Southampton.
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