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Thomas Sutton

Born  1767
Died  1835

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British physician, born 1767, Staffordshire; died 1835, Greenwich.

Biography of Thomas Sutton

Thomas Sutton studied at London, Edinburgh, and Leiden, where he obtained his doctorate in 1787, aged 20. He became a licentiate of the College of Physicians in 1790, and soon thereafter became an army physician. He subsequently practised for several years with success in Greenwich.

Thomas Sutton was an original man, a meticulous observer, lucid thinker and sound practician.

Besides the works mentioned below, he contributed papers to the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1813, 1814), London Medical Repository. (1822, 1823), London Medical Gazette, etc.


  • Considerations regarding pulmonary consumption. London, 1799.
  • Practical account of a remittent fever frequently occurring among the troops in this climate. Canterbury, 1806.
  • Tracts on Delirium Tremens, on Peritonitis and on Some Other Internal Inflammatory Affections, and on the Gout.
    London, Thomas Underwood, 1813.
    German translation by Phil. Heineken, Bremen, 1820.
  • Letters addressed to the Duke of Kent on consumption: containing remarks on the efficacy of equably and artificial temperature in the treatment of that disease etc.
    London, 1814.

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