Whose Syndrome? Stories of Medical Eponyms

  • Robert B. Taylor


Which expression would you prefer to use in clinical practice? Myelora- diculopolyneuronitis or Guillain-Barré syndrome? Type VII mucopolysac- charidosis or Sly syndrome? Frontotemporal lobar degeneration or Pick disease? If you chose the former in each case, you belong to the growing legion of antieponymists. If you prefer the latter choices, you are an old- fashioned eponym fancier.


Down Syndrome Tourette Syndrome Polycythemia Vera Dissociative Identity Disorder Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Taylor
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  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine School of MedicineOregon Health & Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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