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Thomas Hewson essay on the treatment of varicose veins

Identifier: MSS 2/229-02
Essay read to College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 29 Oct. 1833, describing cause of varicose veins and treatment by surgery and application of pressure. Includes case description from Pennsylvania Hospital.


  • 1833



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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Tickell Hewson, Philadelphia physician, was born on 9 Apr. 1773. He married Emily Banks in 1812; they had twelve children, including physician Addinell Hewson. Thomas T. Hewson died on 17 Feb. 1848. Hewson received an A.B. from the College of Philadelphia in 1789. In 1794, he became house surgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He returned to practice medicine in Philadelphia in 1800. Hewson was physician to the Walnut Street Prison and Orphan Asylum and surgeon to the Philadelphia Almshouse. In 1816, he became professor of comparative anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania. He received an honorary M.D. from Harvard University in 1822.

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Thomas Hewson essay on the treatment of varicose veins

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Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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Philadelphia PA 19103 United States