Charles Badham (physician)
- For the Australian professor, see Charles Badham.
Charles Badham, FRS (17 April 1780 – 10 November 1845) was a physician from London, England who gave bronchitis its name.
He was awarded MD in 1802 by Edinburgh University. He then entered Pembroke College, Oxford. AB (1811), AM (1812), MB (1817), MD (1817) He coined the term for the pulmonary disease bronchitis even before the time of René Laennec, a French physician. He was the first to differentiate bronchitis from pleurisy and pneumonia through the essays he wrote in 1808 and 1814.
Badham was also a translator, a classical scholar, and a devoted traveller. He produced a translation of the Satires of Juvenal in 1818. he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society the same year.
- Robinson, Victor, ed. (1939). "Charles Badham". The Modern Home Physician, A New Encyclopedia of Medical Knowledge. WM. H. Wise & Company (New York)., page 72.
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 7 December 2010.