Archive Collection THODG - Hodgkin (Thomas) (Physician) Archive

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Hodgkin (Thomas) (Physician) Archive


  • 1820 - 1969 (bulk of items 1820 - 1870) (Creation)

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2 Boxes. 1 linear metre.

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Acquisition history of this collection is unknown.

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The archive comprises some printed work by Thomas Hodgkin, letters to and from fellow physicians and a box of notes on medical cases, observations, sketches and various fragments.

Thomas Hodgkin (b.1798 - d.1866) was a British physician, considered one of the most prominent pathologists of his time and a pioneer in preventive medicine. He is now best known for the first account of Hodgkin's disease, a form of lymphoma and blood disease, in 1832. Hodgkin's work marked the beginning of the development of the role of the pathologist in being actively involved in the clinical process.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Arranged by document type and then chronologically. Original order unknown.

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Copyright relating to all works created by Thomas Hodgkin has been passed to Newcastle University. In all other cases, UK copyright rules apply.

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  • English

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Preferred citation: Hodgkin (Thomas) (Physician) Archive, THODG, held at Special Collections Newcastle University Library.

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Archivist's note

This EAD description created 9/13/2019.

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