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[paj-it] /ˈpædʒ ɪt/

Sir James, 1814–99, English surgeon and pathologist.

Paget Pag·et (pāj’ĭt), Sir James. 1814-1899.

British surgeon and pathologist who discovered (1834) the parasitic worm that causes trichinosis, described (1874) Paget’s disease of the breast, and identified (1877) osteitis deformans.
British surgeon and researcher who was a pioneer of modern pathology. He discovered the cause of trichinosis in 1834, reported on diseases of the bones and joints, and described Paget’s disease.


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