Morell Mackenzie

Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837-1892) 600

Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837-1892) was an English otorhinolaryngologist

His reputation and renown in laryngoscopy grew with the publication of books including: The Use of the Laryngoscope in Diseases of the Throat (1865). Growths in the Larynx (1871) and Diseases of the Nose and Throat (1880)

  • Born on July 7, 1837 at Leytonstone, Essex, England. Son of general practitioner Stephen Mackenzie (1803-1851)
  • 1858 – diplomas of membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and licentiateship of the Society of Apothecaries
  • 1864 – member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • 1887 – one of the founders of the Journal of Laryngology and Rhinology and of the British Rhino-Laryngological Association
  • Died on February 3, 1892 at London, England

Key Medical Contributions

Quoted by Norman Rupert Barrett (1903-1979) in 1950 for his original work and definition of acute oesophagitis.

Acute oesophagitis: Acute idiopathic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the oesophagus giving rise to extreme odynphagia, and often to aphagia. The disease is attended with some danger, but generally ends in resolution, and only in extremely ran cases terminates in ulcer, abscess, or gangrene

Mackenzie, Morell 1884


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Major Publications



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the person behind the name

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