A Collection of Writings by the Late Thomas Addison
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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 (a degenerative disease of the adrenal glands) and Addison's anemia (pernicious Anemia), a hematological disorder later found to be caused by failure to absorb vitamin B12. His memorable career as a physician and scientist is usually
dated to 1817 when he enrolled as a physician pupil at Guy's Hospital. Addison obtained his licentiateship in the Royal College of Physicians in 1819 and some years later was elected a fellow of the Royal College. Addison was a superb diagnostician but rather a shy and
taciturn man and had a small practice, at a time when physicians of his
position usually had large practices. He was one of the most respected
physicians at the Guy's Hospital where he exerted a great deal of influence, devoting himself almost
wholly to his students and patients. He was described as the type of
doctor who is always trying to discover the change in a piece of
machinery rather than one who regarded his patients as suffering, sensitive human beings.
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