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Thomas Hodgkin
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Born in Tottenham, London
Born on 17th of August 1798
Died on 5th of April 1866

Born 1798. Died 1866 - Physician and pathologist.

Studied at Edinburgh University. Best known for his description of the disease causing enlargement of the spleen, liver and lymph nodes, later named Hodgkin’s disease. Pioneer of preventive medicine. Wrote the two volumed work entitled The Morbid Anatomy of Serous and Mucous Membranes which became a classic in modern pathology.

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