Thomas Addison

Physician

1793 – 1860

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Who was Thomas Addison?

Thomas Addison was a renowned 19th-century English physician and scientist. He is traditionally regarded as one of the "great men" of Guy's Hospital in London.

Among other pathologies he discovered Addison's disease and Addisonian anemia, a hematological disorder later found to be caused by failure to absorb vitamin B12.

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Born
Apr 2, 1793
Longbenton, Northumberland
Also known as
  • Аддисон, Томас
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Guy's Hospital
  • University of Edinburgh
Employment
  • Guy's Hospital
Lived in
  • Longbenton
Died
Jun 29, 1860
Brighton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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