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Dr Thomas Addison: discoverer of Addison's disease

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This event repeats every year until 28/06/19

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Today is the anniversary of the tragic suicide of Dr Thomas Addison, the discoverer of Addison's disease, in 1860. A shy, respected doctor, he jumped to his death from an upper floor window at his home, aged 67, just a few months after he retired. He had worked for 43 years at Guy's Hospital, London, after first enrolling as a Physician's Pupil in 1817. It was barely 5 years after the publication of his best known paper, On the Constitutional and Local Effects of Diseases of the Suprarenal Capules, in 1855. The exact date of his birth, at Longbenton near Newcastle upon Tyne in April 1793, is unknown. So we remember this dedicated doctor on the anniversary of his untimely death.

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