Henry Hill Hickman

Henry Hill Hickman (1800 – 1830) 150

Henry Hill Hickman (1800 – 1830) was an English physician

Hickman was the first to attempt to produce the hypnotic state by means of an inhaled gas. The resulting unconsciousness he called “Suspended Animation”. His pamphlet on the subject, in 1824, was refused a reading in England and disregarded in France


Biography
  • Born on January 27, 1800 in Bromfield near Ludlow, the seventh of thirteen children and son of a tenant farmer
  • 1820 – Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Died

Eponyms

Henry Hill Hickman Medal


Key Medical Contributions

Major Publications

Controversies

References

Biography

Inhalational anaesthesia


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Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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