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What is this site about? is intended as a dictionary-style database of eponyms in medicine. It is primarily intended for doctors in training and medical students although health care professionals at all career levels may find something useful here. The site has a strong emphasis on pathology...
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What are eponyms?

An eponym is something named after a person - real or fictional. In medicine eponymous conditions are usually named after physicians who first describe them and, occasionally, after unfortunate patients who happen to suffer from them. While most eponymous conditions usually have an alternative, non-eponymous name, there are several reasons why eponyms are likely to be around for some time...
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