Frederic Hewitt

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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

Medical Eponyms

Hewitt airway (1908)

Hewitt airway 1908
Hewitt FW. An artificial ‘‘air-way’’ for use during anaesthetisation. Lancet 1908
Hewitt's air way, English, 1894-1935
Hewitt’s air way, English, 1894-1935. Sir Henry Wellcome’s Museum Collection

Major Publications



Eponymous terms


the person behind the name

Dr Rowan Lo LITFL AUthor

Emergency Medicine Registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. BM BS, BMed Sci, MMed Sci from the University of Southampton.

Enjoying life in Australia currently with the view to returning to the UK to train in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine.

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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