• Born date: 1798-08-17
  • Born in: Middlesex
  • Death date: 1866-04-05
  • Death in: Ottoman Syria
Thomas Hodgkin

Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866) was an English physician, considered one of the most prominent pathologists of his time and a pioneer in preventive medicine. He is now best known for the first account of Hodgkin's disease, a form of lymphoma and blood disease, in 1832. Hodgkin's work marked the beginning of times when a pathologist was actively involved in the clinical process. He was a contemporary of Thomas Addison and Richard Bright at Guy's Hospital.