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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
Thomas Hodgkin lived here
This is where Hodgkin's Lymphoma pioneer lived and worked.
Location: 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
Description: One of the most prominent pathologists of his time, was Thomas Hodgkin (17981866).
He was born in London to a Quaker family and became one of the most important pioneers in preventive medicine, best known for the first account of Hodgkin's disease, a form of lymphoma and blood disease.
Hodgkin described the disease that bears his name in 1832, in a paper titled On Some Morbid Appearances of the Absorbent Glands and Spleen. However, it was 33 years later before the name Hodgkin's Lymphoma was coined by British physician Samuel Wilks, who rediscovered the disease.
Hodgkin lived here from 1849 to 1866, taking over the house formerly owned by Thomas Wakley, the founding editor of The Lancet. This makes the house one of the few to have 2 blue plaques.