Lives of the fellows

Thomas Sutton

b.? d.1835
MD Leyden(1787) LRCP(1790)

Thomas Sutton, M.D., was born in Staffordshire. His medical education was commenced in London, continued at Edinburgh, and completed at Leyden, where he proceeded doctor of medicine 19th June, 1787 (D.M.I. de Febre Intermittente), being then twenty years of age. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 29th March, 1790; and soon afterwards was appointed physician to the army. Dr. Sutton eventually settled at Greenwich, where he practised for many years with great reputation, and died in 1835. He was a man of much originality, a careful observer, acute reasoner, and a very shrewd practitioner. He was the first of modern British physicians who advocated bleeding and a rigid antiphlogistic treatment of fever,(1) and to him we are indebted for the description and discrimination of delirium tremens from the other diseases with which it had been previously confounded. We have from his pen—
Considerations regarding Pulmonary Consumption. 8vo. Lond. 1799.
Practical Account of a Remittent Fever frequently occurring among the Troops in this Climate. 8vo. Canterbury. 1806.
Tracts on Delirium Tremens, Peritonitis, and Gout. 8vo. Lond. 1813.
Letters addressed to the Duke of York on Consumption. 8vo. Lond. 1814.

William Munk

[(1) British and Foreign Medical Review, vol. 1, p. 44]

(Volume II, page 399)

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