Nathaniel Heckford

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Dr. Nathaniel Heckford (1842 – 1871) was a paediatrician in Victorian London, who founded the East London Hospital for Children.[1]

Circumcision promotion

In 1865, Heckford claimed that circumcision cures epilepsy (see publication).


See also


  1. REFbook Heckford N (1864): Clinical Lectures and Reports, by the Medical and Surgical Staff of The London Hospital. London: John Churchill & Sons. Retrieved 19 October 2021.