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Pediatric Biographies
July 1934

SAMUEL GEE 1839-1911: A NOTE ON THE HISTORY OF CELIAC DISEASE

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(1):159-164. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960140168017
Abstract

Samuel Gee (1839 to 1911), a Londoner, studied at Enfield as a boy and also at University College School. His medical education was obtained at the University of London, and after a number of years spent in the practice of surgery, he was elected an assistant physician at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. He was later elected to the same position at St. Bartholomew's, where he eventually became a full physician and lectured in medicine until his retirement in 1904, when he was made a consultant and a governor. In 1901, he was appointed physician to the Prince of Wales, now George V.

Gee wrote a book on auscultation and percussion which went through six editions, and in 1876, he wrote "Medical Lectures and Aphorisms." He also contributed pioneer articles on head-shaking and head-banging, both of which appeared in the St. Bartholomew's Hospital Reports. In 1888, in

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