Sunday, December 12, 2010

John Hughes Bennett

John Bennett
John Hughes Bennett (1812 - 1875) English physician, physiologist and pathologist. He was the first to describe leukemia (then known as leukocythemia) as a blood disorder. He was also the first to describe pulmonary aspergillosis and also to advocate the use of cod liver oil as a therapeutic agent. He was one of the foremost medical educators of his day, and is considered the father of physiological education for his efforts to bring practical experimental lessons to the medical classroom. He was also one of the first to use the microscope for teaching. He was an opponent of blood letting practices, and advocated for the admission of women to medical schools.


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