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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Thomas Hodgkin

1798 - 1866

 
 
Thomas Hodgkin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. Thomas Hodgkin Marker
Inscription.

Physician,
Reformer and
Philanthropist
lived here

 
Erected 1985 by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.103′ N, 0° 7.844′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Bedford Square just north of Adeline Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Bedford Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1B 3ES, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Wakley (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford College for Women (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (about 90 meters away); Ram Mohun Roy (about 90 meters away); Charles Kitterbell (about 150 meters away); Sir Harry Ricardo (about 150 meters away); Lord Eldon (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Hodgkin (Wikipedia). "Thomas Hodgkin (17 August 1798 – 5 April 1866) was a British physician, considered one of the most prominent pathologists of his time and a pioneer in preventive
Thomas Hodgkin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. Thomas Hodgkin Marker
Both Thomas Wakley (top) and and Thomas Hodgkin (bottom) each get their own Blue Plaque at 35 Bedford Square.
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 times when a pathologist was actively involved in the clinical process. He was a contemporary of Thomas Addison and Richard Bright at Guy's Hospital....Hodgkin like many other Quakers was concerned both with the abolition of slavery and the reduction of the impact of western colonization on indigenous peoples around the world....Hodgkin had an interest in both the physical anthropology and the cultural aspects of what would now be ethnology, before the academic disciplines existed....In helping to found the Aborigines Protection Society, he argued that languages constituted philological evidence of man's origins, and should therefore be preserved where threatened;...Hodgkin was a supporter of Liberia in the early days of its foundation;...Hodgkin described the disease that bears his name (Hodgkin's lymphoma) in 1832, in a paper titled On Some Morbid Appearances of the Absorbent Glands and Spleen....Hodgkin was one of the earliest defenders of preventive medicine, having published On the Means of Promoting and Preserving Health in book form in 1841." (Submitted on January 10, 2018.) 
 
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Thomas Hodgkin Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
3. Thomas Hodgkin Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible beneath the scaffolding.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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