Thomas Sydenham

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Birthday
10, 1624
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 29, 1689 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1624
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 29, 1689 (65)

About

Called the father of clinical medicine, he brought back observation and recording of patients in treatment.

Before Fame

He suffered from gout, which gave him a chance to study the affliction firsthand.

Trivia

He was the first person to accurately record and describe scarlet fever, hysteria, and several other maladies.

Family Life

His two older brothers died in war.

Associated With

He was a close friend of philosopher John Locke.