Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: John Huxham

  • John Huxham (1694–1768)

    To be remembered for almost 300 years after practicing medicine in an English provincial town is no mean feat. This is particularly so considering that John Huxham made no significant advances in medicine other than describing the epidemics affecting his hometown and for supposedly introducing the term “influenza” into the English language.1-3 Huxham seems to…