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William Howship Dickinson

Born  1832
Died  1913

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British physician, born June 9, 1832, Brighton; died January 9, 1913.

Biography of William Howship Dickinson

William Howship Dickinson studied medicine from 1858 at Cambridge and in St. George’s Hospital, London, receiving his medical doctorate in 1862. He was curator of the pathological-anatomical museum in St. George’s Hospital, where he became assistant physician, then physician and lecturer of medicine. He also worked at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. Dickinson became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1865.

Dickinson published extensively on internal medicine, as well as a large number of papers in the Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London. Among them: on rheumatism, 1862; intermittent haematuria, 1869; amyloid infiltration, 1865; tetanus, 1868; rachitis, 1869; disseminated purulence (Eitrung) of nerves, 1873, and chorea, 1876.

He collaborated on the article Influences of cold upon the circulation in Brown-Sequard’s Journal de la physiologie de l’homme et des animaux, Paris.


  • On the changes in the nervous system which follow the amputation of limbs.
    Journal of Anatomy and Physiology, London, 1869, 3: 88-96.
  • Medicine, Old and New.London, 1899. Obituaries
  • Lancet, London, 1913, 1: 203.
  • British Medical Journal, London, 1913, 1: 141.

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