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Whose Syndrome? Stories of Medical Eponyms

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Medicine has a long history of naming diseases, microorganisms, and so forth after those who were first associated with them, be they the first to describe a phenomenon, a historical or literary figure, or even the patient first reported with the disease. Think of Addison disease (adrenal insufficiency), Pickwickian syndrome (pulmonary alveolar hypoventilation associated with corpulence), or Christmas disease (the name of the person first described with the disorder). This chapter tells of these eponymic diseases and many more.

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Taylor, R.B. (2016). Whose Syndrome? Stories of Medical Eponyms. In: White Coat Tales. Springer, Cham.

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