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Thomas Addis
(27 Jul 1881 - 4 Jun 1949)

Scottish-American physician and nephrologist who researched and published on hemophilia, diabetes mellitus, urobilin, hemoglobin pigment metabolism and studied the effects of nutritional change on organ tissue. He particularly studied the kidney (nephrology) and Bright's disease. His career from 1911 was spent at Stanford University, California. His name is associated with the Addis formula, Addis' count, and the Addis-Shevky concentration test.

Science Quotes by Thomas Addis (2 quotes)

A clinician is complex. He is part craftsman, part practical scientist, and part historian.
— Thomas Addis
Glomerular Nephritis, Diagnosis and Treatment (1948), 120.
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When the patient dies the kidneys may go to the pathologist, but while he lives the urine is ours. It can provide us day by day, month by month, and year by year, with a serial story of the major events going on within the kidney.
— Thomas Addis
Glomerular Nephritis, Diagnosis and Treatment (1948), 2.
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Injustice or oppression in the next street...or any spot inhabited by men was a personal affront to Thomas Addis and his name, from its early alphabetical place, was conspicuous on lists of sponsors of scores of organizations fighting for democracy and against fascism. He worked on more committees than could reasonably have been expected of so busy a man... Tom Addis was happy to have a hand in bringing to the organization of society some of the logic of science and to further that understanding and to promote that democracy which are the only enduring foundations of human dignity.
Kevin V. Lemley and Linus Pauling, 'Thomas Addis: 1881-1949', Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences, 63, 27-29.
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