Rovsing sign (1907): In acute appendicitis, palpation of the left lower quadrant may elicit pain in the right lower quadrant. Niels Thorkild Rovsing (1862-1927)
Muehrcke’s nails (or Muehrcke lines) are a disorder of the nail bed which can be a reflection of systemic disease. A distinct pattern of paired, white, transverse lines that usually spare the thumbnail and are most commonly in seen in association with hypoalbuminaemia, metabolic stress or chemotherapy.
Robert C. Muehrcke (1921 – 2003) was an American physician, and pioneer in the field of nephrology. Eponym: Muehrcke lines (1956)
Sir Vincent Zachary Cope (1881 – 1974) was a British physician and surgeon. Eponymously linked with Cope Psoas test and obturator test.
Ottomar Ernst Felix Rosenbach (1851 – 1907) was a German physician. Rosenbach sign of aortic regurgitation (1878), Rosenbach sign of autoimmune hyperthyroidism, Rosenbach-Semon Law (1880), and Rosenbach test (1880).
Biography Born 17 October 1886, Montgomery County, Tennessee 1903-07 – Completed B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee 1908-12 – Graduated with M.D. degree from the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University 1912-15 – Further postgraduate training supported by a Rockefeller Fellowship as a fellow, instructor, then resident pathologist under Nobel Laureate George Whipple, in the […]
Joseph Škoda (1805–1881) was a Czech physician. Eponym: Skodaic ressonance (1837) – third class of percussion sounds
Chronological review of the clinical signs aortic regurgitation / insufficiency. 31 eponyms proposed by Ashrafian (2005) and Zacek (2018)
Walter Arthur Bastedo (1873 – 1952) was a Canadian gastroenterologist. He is eponymously associated with Bastedo sign (1909) of chronic appendicitis.
Nils Johan Hugo Westermark (1892 – 1980) was a Swedish radiologist. Westermark sign (1938) of relative oligemia on CXR in pulmonary embolism