Louis Hamman

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Louis Virgil Hamman (December 20, 1877 – April 28, 1946) was recognized as one of the great clinicians in his time.[1]


He was graduated M.D. from Johns Hopkins and after interning at New York Hospital he returned in 1903 to his alma mater to become head of the new Phipps Tuberculosis Clinic.

He said: "The physician, consciously or otherwise, depends for success in his practice on his abilities as a psychiatrist."

Conditions which carry his name: Hamman's sign, Hamman's syndrome and Hamman-Rich syndrome.


  1. ^ Alan Mason Chesney (1943). The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: 1893–1905. The Johns Hopkins Press. p. 367. Retrieved 12 March 2012.