Thomas Hodgkin (1798 – 1866) was an English physician and pathologist.
Renowned physician and pathologist at the forefront of developing preventative medicine
Known for his account of a form of lymphoma and blood disease (Hodgkin’s disease) in 1832 and the Key-Hodgkin murmur in 1829
“The little service I have done…” final words of Thomas Hodgkin
- Born 17 August 1798
- 1819 – Guy’s Medical School, London
- 1821 – worked in France with Laennec’s new invention the stethoscope
- Died 5 April 1866
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Hodgkin-key sound (Key-Hodgkin murmur) (1827)
- Hodgkin T. On retroversion of the valves of the aorta. Lond Med Gaz 1829;3:433-43.
- Hodgkin T. On some Morbid Appearances of the Absorbent Glands and Spleen. Med Chir Trans. 1832;17:68-114. [PMC2116706]
- Hodgkin T. The means of promoting and preserving health. London : Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1841
- Hodgkin T. An essay on medical education. 1827.
- Hodgkin T. Narrative of a journey to Morocco. 1864 [Published posthumously with description of Hodgkins demise in Jaffa]
- Kass AM, Kass EH. Perfecting the World – The Life and Times of Dr Thomas Hodgkin. Boston, Harcourt Brace Jovanovic. 1988
- Obituary of Thomas Hodgkin, M.D. Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London 1867.
- Classics in oncology. Excerpts from: On some morbid appearances of the absorbent glands and spleen, Thomas Hodgkin.CA Cancer J Clin. 1973 Jan-Feb;23(1):54-60. [PMID 4630498]
- Ma I, Tierney LM. Name that murmur–eponyms for the astute auscultician. N Engl J Med. 2010 Nov 25;363(22):2164-8.[PMID 21105801]
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