Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dictionary of Medical Eponyms

  • Doctors like eponymity

    Denis Gill Dublin, Ireland   I must confess to liking medical eponyms. As a medical student in 1960s Dublin, we were taught the names of famous Irish physicians of the Georgian period (1780–1840), a time when Dublin was famed for its bedside teaching. Their names evoked an interest in the history of medicine and in…