Robert James Graves
ROBERT JAMES GRAVES (1796-1853) was born in Dublin, Ireland where he obtained the M.D. degree in 1818. He was a fine clinical teacher, and as physician to Meath Hospital he reorganized medical teaching, insisting that medical students take charge of the patients and report the diagnosis. In 1835 he described in a paper published in the London Medical and Surgical Journal "a newly observed affection of the thyroid gland in females" since known as Graves' disease.