Biographical dictionary of medical eponyms

Started by Randy Stebbing on Saturday, August 20, 2011


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8/20/2011 at 7:38 AM

I just found an on-line biographical dictionary that lists medical terms and who they were named after

For example to see the bio of Thomas Hodgkin who "Hodgkin's Disease" is named after visit:

8/20/2011 at 10:39 AM

This is also good for death certificates. There are some diseases that have changed names over the years!

8/22/2011 at 7:54 AM

I've added a "Medical Terms" section on the main page and Thomas Hodgkin is the first entry in that section.

8/22/2011 at 8:25 AM

Here is my list of the better known ones...

Achilles' heel
Addington disease
Alzheimer's disease
Apert's syndrome
Apgar's Score
Baker's cyst
Crohn's desease
Heimlich's manoeuvre
Hodgkin's disease
Krebs' cycle
Langerhans' islands
Parkinson's disease
Petri Dish
Rorschach Test

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