Graham Steell (1851- 1942) was a Scottish physician and cardiologist.
Famous for first describing the Graham Steell murmur (1888) high pitched early diastolic murmur
First to describe the association of oedema and peripheral neuropathy in chronic alcoholics and in patients with Beri-Beri. Later identified as a result of Thiamine deficiency
Best known for his illegible notes; brevity of speech; but excellent
- Born 1851
- Educated at the Edinburgh Academy.
- Originally he wanted to be a soldier, but was persuaded into medicine by his brother.
- 1872 – Qualified from Edinburgh University.
- 1873 – Became house-physician to George Balfour at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
- 1883 – Moved to Manchester Royal Infirmary and conducted extensive research into fevers.
- 1888 – Contracted Tuberculosis.
- 1942 – died 10 January 1942 in his 91st year and was noted to have maintained his passion for medicine right up until his death.
- Graham Steell murmur (1888)
- Steell G. Physical Signs of Cardiac Disease. 1881.
- Steell G. Thesis “On Scarlatina”. 1887.
- Steell G. Murmur of high-pressure in pulmonary artery. The Medical Chronicle (Manchester). 1888;9:182 [Graham Steell murmur]
- Steell G. Mitral regurgitation. Practitioner. 1891;47(2).
- Steell G. Diastolic murmur in dilatation of the heart without arterial incompetence or auriculo-ventricular constriction. Practitioner. 1895;52(4).
- Steell G. The Use of the Sphygmograph in Clinical Medicine. 1889.
- Steell G. A Clinical Lecture on Pericarditis: Delivered at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Br Med J. 1900;27;1(2039):181-183. [PMC2505426]
- Steell G. Text-book on diseases of the heart. 1906.
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