Gull, Sir William Withey

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Gull, Sir William Withey

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(born Dec. 31, 1816, Colchester, Essex, Eng.—died Jan. 29, 1890, London) British physician. A famous and popular teacher, Gull was one of the first clinicians to describe pathological lesions in tabes dorsalis (1856), intermittent hemoglobin in the urine, atherosclerotic atrophy of the kidney, and Gull disease (a form of hypothyroidism). He believed in minimal use of drugs and defended vivisection and clinical investigation. He was the leading British physician of his time; his patients included Queen Victoria.

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