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"So, You're on a Disease!?"

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So, You're on a Disease?!

Ever so often people get coined a disease after their name. An eponyme. Regardless whether or not they came up with the given disease. Or due to some symptom, procedure, what have you...

(Alois Alzheimer perhaps did not invent Alzheimer's disease, and Lou Gehrig was a sportsman, and not a physician.)


It is hoped that this project will collect as many people as possible in according to whom a given disease is named. And by this, it is hoped that the list eventually might serve both as an educational as well as an entertaining project.


On Jan. 7th 2017, Mikko & Tytti.


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