Howard Henry Tooth

Howard Henry Tooth (1856–1925)

Howard Henry Tooth (1856–1925) was an English neurologist.

  • Born 22 April 1856 Sussex, England
  • 1877 – St John’s College in Cambridge. BA (1877), MA (1881)
  • 1880-1885 St Bartholomew’s Hospital. MB (1882), MRCS (1880), MD (1885), FRCP (1888)
  • 1898-1901 Physician at the Portland field hospital, during the South African War
  • 1914-1919 WWI Colonel, A.M.S
  • Physician to St Bartholomew’s Hospital and to the National Hospital for paralysed and epileptic.
  • 1918 – CMG (Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George).
  • Died 13 May 1925 Hadleigh, Suffolk

Medical Eponyms
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (1886)

Key Medical Attributions


Major Publications



  • Obituary: Howard H Tooth, C.B., C.M.G., M.D., F.R.C.P. Br Med J 1925; 1: 988
  • Obituary: Dr Howard H. Tooth. Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital Journal. 1925; 32: 142-144
  • In memoriam: Dr Howard H. Tooth, C.B., C.M.G. Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital Reports. 1925; 58: 9-15
  • Bibliography. Tooth, Howard H. WorldCat Identities

Eponymous terms

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the person behind the name

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, 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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