Monday, October 4, 2021

Samuel Jones Gee - English physician and a leader in celiac disease research

Celiac disease and diet was first established by Dr Samuel Jones Gee. He was born on September 13, 1839 in London.

His career as a physician was marked by a thriving practice prestigious appointments and a bibliography of important medical publication.

He was University of London Resident House Surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormand Street, London.

He became assistant physical at St, Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1868 and he was appointed physician to George, Prince of Wakes in 1901.

In 1888, borrowing title from Aretaeus, and using the British spelling, he wrote an account of what he called ‘the Coeliac Affection.’

His many observations and descriptions justly deserved to be called scientific discoveries.

He was Librarian to the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society and had a wide knowledge of books on medicine.

Samuel Gee died suddenly of a coronary occlusion in Keswick in August, 1911, while on holiday.
Samuel Jones Gee - English physician and a leader in celiac disease research

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