Robert Graves

1797-1853; b. Dublin, ed., TCD, MB 1818; travelled with Turner in Alps and Italy; physician to Meath Hospital, reforming practice there with William Stokes; fnd. Irish College of Physicians, Pres. 1843-44; discovered Graves’ Disease (exophtalmic goitre or hyperthyriodism); substituted supportive therapy for starvation as treatment of fever; lectures published as Clinical Lectures on the practise of Medicine (1843); there is a figure by John Hogan in the Royal College of Physicians, Kildare St. Dublin. DIB DIH

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