Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Josiah Wedgwood

  • The pediatric pioneer and his finger

    Ciara O’Neill Dublin, Ireland   Statue of Henry Marsh in Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland. Photo by Ciara O’Neill. One of the most intriguing statues in the Graves Hall of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in Dublin is that of Sir Henry Marsh (1790–1860). Alongside the three other memorials in the hall—to…

  • The illness of Tom Wedgwood: a tragic episode in a family saga

    John Hayman Melbourne, Australia   Figure 1. Tom Wedgwood, from the frontispiece of Tom Wedgwood, the First Photographer, by R.B. Litchfield (1903). The inscription reads: “From a chalk drawing belonging to Miss Wedgwood, of Leith Hill Place. Artist unknown.” Print in public domain. Tom Wedgwood (1771-1805) was born into the famous pottery dynasty as the…