Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Max Wilms

  • The eponymous tumors of the kidney: Wilms and Grawitz

    In a time when diseases were often named after the first person to describe them, kidney tumors were classified into Wilms tumors for children and Grawitz tumors for adults. Both names supposedly honored the memory of these pioneers, and unlucky candidates sitting for medical examinations were sometimes expected to know who these people were. Max…