Walter Broadbent

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Dr. Walter Broadbent (1868–1951) was an English physician remembered for describing the Broadbent sign of constrictive pericarditis.[1]


Walter Broadbent was born in 1868, the son of Sir William Broadbent. He was educated at Harrow School, Trinity College, Cambridge and St Mary's Hospital, London.[2] He graduated in 1893. His first paper, published in 1895, described the Broadbent sign.


  1. ^ Barry G. Firkin, Judith A. Whitworth. Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Informa Health Care, 2001, page 47. ISBN 978-1-85070-333-4.
  2. ^ "Broadbent, Walter (BRDT886W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.