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

Key Medical Contributions

Major Publications




Eponymous terms

Cite this article as: Rowan Lo and Mike Cadogan, "Frederic Hewitt," In: LITFL - Life in the FastLane, Accessed on March 31, 2023,


the person behind the name

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.

Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM 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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