Should eponyms be abandoned? Yes

Alexander Woywodt, Eric Matteson

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Abstract

Medicine has been enthusiastic in naming tests, symptoms, and diseases after their discoverers. Alexander Woywodt and Eric Matteson argue that eponyms are no longer appropriate, but Judith A Whitworth believes they remain a useful reflection of medical history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424
Number of pages1
JournalBMJ
Volume335
Issue number7617
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

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