Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: International Classification of Diseases

  • Nazi doctors and medical eponyms

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden The tradition in medicine has been to name a pathological condition after the person who first described it in the medical literature. Thus we have Addison’s disease, Down’s syndrome, and several hundred others. The tendency now is to eliminate the possessive,1 giving Addison disease and Down syndrome. Presently, “new” diseases are named…