Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sir William Henry Broadbent: English neurologist

Sir William Henry Broadbent (1835-1907) received his medical education at Manchester Medical School and Paris.

He was initially physician to the London Fever Hospital and the Western General Dispensary. He practiced largely from St. Mary’s Hospital, London and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1896. He conducted a research in cancer, paralysis and aphasia. His advanced theory known ‘Broadbent’s Hypothesis’ dealt with hemiplegia.
He was also Physician-in-Ordinary to the Prince of Wales (1892), Physician-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria (1896) and Physician-in-Ordinary to the new Prince of Wales (1901).

Sir William Henry Broadbent was created a baronet as a result of his services as physician to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.
Sir William Henry Broadbent: English neurologist
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