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Hilton's Rest and Pain, Guy's Hospital personalities and Guy's South African rugby connection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9259729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Guy's Hospital occupies a unique position in medical history. John Hilton (1805-1879), as anatomist, physiologist, morbid anatomist and surgeon in his classic Rest and Pain, published in 1863 (reissued in 1950), formulated principles for the diagnostic significance of pain and the value of rest in healing. An array of personalities graced Guy's Medical School in that era. The triumvirate of Richard Bright (1789-1858). Thomas Addison (1793-1860) and Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866) contemporaneously discovered the diseases that bear their names. Sir Astley Cooper, a leading surgeon of his day (1768-1841), performed the first amputation of the hip joint before the era of anaesthesia. John Keats (1795-1821) qualified as a surgeon at Guy's but, realising his unsuitability of temperament, became a leading English poet. This change of direction caused him anguish and suffering, mainly because of the rejection of his poetry; tuberculosis led to his death in Rome, where he is buried. Guy's Medical School also allowed South Africans to enter as rugby players before the 1920s, when they were required to qualify overseas.
Authors:
H Dubovsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-17     Completed Date:  1997-09-17     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  898-900     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Football / history
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Humans
Physicians / history*
Schools, Medical / history*
South Africa
Textbooks as Topic / history*

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