Henry Cuthbert Bazett

Henry Cuthbert Bazett (1885 – 1950)

Henry Cuthbert Bazett (1885 – 1950) was an English physiologist.

Eponymously affiliated with Bazett formula to calculate corrected QT interval (QTc) for varying heart rates

Main area of work was the application of physiological research to clinical problems

He perfected an exact technique for studying temperature changes in circulating blood, and showed the importance of the venal comites in the pre-cooling of the arterial blood by the returning venous blood.


  • Born 25 June 1885 Gravesend, England
  • Educated at Oxford University: BA 1908; MB BCh. 1911; MS 1913; MD 1920
  • 1910 – Physiology demonstrator St Thomas’s Hospital
  • 1912-1914 Radcliffe travelling Fellowship, Harvard University
  • 1914-1918 – medical officer in the British Army (RAMC); Order of the British Empire (OBE); Military Cross
  • 1919 – Lecturer in Physiology, Oxford University
  • 1921 – Professor of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania (holding chair until his untimely death)
  • 1941-43 – Visiting professor of medical research, University of Toronto (aviation research)
  • 1946 – Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • 1950 – President of the American Physiological Society
  • Died 11 July 1950. Died on a ship bound for the International Physiological Congress in Copenhagen

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