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Thomas Dixon Savill

Born  1856
Died  1910

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English dermatologist, born September 7, 1856; died January 10, 1910, Algier.

Biography of Thomas Dixon Savill

Thomas Dixon Savill studied at St. Thomas’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital and, after having received his doctorate in 1892, went abroad for further education in Paris, Hamburg, and Vienna. He worked in the West London Hospital for nervous diseases. He was considered an original thinker. Savill died in Algier from a riding accident.


  • Clinical lectures on neurasthenia.
    London, 1899; 3rd edition, 1906.
  • A system of clinical medicine.
    2 volumes; London, 1903-1905; 7th edition, 1925.
  • Lectures on hysteria and allied vasomotor conditions.
    London, 1909.

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