George Budd (1808 – 1882) was an English physician.
Extensive reviews and publications pertaining to gastroenterology and hepatology. His principal works were Diseases of the Liver (1845), and Diseases of the Stomach (1855)
4 years as a visiting physician on the Seaman’s Hospital Society hospital ship, ‘Dreadnought’ – reporting observations of the causes, treatment, and prevention of scurvy in sailors. His accounts of cholera among seamen were held in high esteem.
- Born 23 February 1808 North Tawton, Devon
- Seaman’s Hospital Society hospital ship, ‘Dreadnought’
- 1840 – Doctor of medicine Cambridge University
- 1840 – Professor of medicine at King’s College Hospital
- 1880 – honorary fellow of Caius College, Cambridge and King’s College, London
- Died 14 March 1882
Key Medical Attributions:
- Fasciolopsis buski
- Budd–Chiari syndrome – Budd described the liver congestion in 1845
- Budd’s cirrhosis – Chronic hepatomegaly secondary to ‘intestinal intoxication‘
- Budd G. Report of twenty cases of malignant cholera: seamen’s hospital-ship, Dreadnought, between the 8th and 28th of October, 1837
- Budd G. On diseases of the liver. 1845 [Hepatic venous thrombosis of Budd-Chiari described in Section IV p136]
- Budd G. On the organic diseases and functional disorders of the stomach. 1855
- Budd G. An introductory lecture: Read to the medical classes, in King’s College, London, October 1, 1847
- Budd G. On diseases which affect corresponding parts of the body in a symmetrical manner. 1842.
- Budd G. On increased thickness of the parietes of one of the ventricles of the heart, with diminution of its cavity. 1838
- Budd G. Statistical account of cholera in the Seamen’s Hospital, in 1832. Med Chir Trans. 1839; 22: 110–123. [PMC2116836]
- Biography: George Budd. Munk’s Roll : Volume IV.
- Cook GC. George Budd FRS (1808-1882): pioneer gastroenterologist and hepatologist. J Med Biogr. 1988 Aug;6(3):152-9 [PMID 11620443]
- Hughes RE. George Budd (1808-1882) and nutritional deficiency diseases. Med Hist. 1973 Apr; 17(2): 127–135. [PMC1081440]
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