Chronological review of the eponyms of aortic regurgitation / insufficiency based on the 31 signs proposed by Ashrafian (2005) and Zacek (2018)
Otto Heinrich Enoch Becker (1828-1890) was a German ophthalmologist, eponymous with Becker sign, and Becker test for astigmatism.
Corrigan pulse is the excessive visible arterial pulsations in aortic incompetence. Not to be confused with the palpated ‘water-hammer pulse’.
Bernard Lown (1921 – ) American cardiologist, activist and inventor. Developed DC cardioversion. Nobel Peace prize winner. Eponym: Lown-Ganong-Levine
Sir Leonard Erskine Hill (1866 – 1952) was an English physiologist. Remembered for Hill’s sign first described in 1909
Heinrich Irenaeus Quincke (1842 – 1922) was a German physician. Quincke’s name is eponymous with Quincke’s pulse (1868), Quiuncke’s oedema (1882), Quincke’s achorion (1886), and Quincke’s puncture (1891).
Raymond de Vieussens (*1641 – 1715) was a French anatomist. He is renowned for his pioneering work on cardiac and nervous system anatomy.
Arthur Bond Cecil (1885 – 1967) was an American surgeon and urologist.