Eponymythology associated with chest X-ray signs in pulmonary embolus and pulmonary infarction. We review related eponyms, the person behind their origin, their relevance today, and modern terminology
Felix George Fleischner (1893 – 1969) was an Austrian radiologist. Eponymously affiliated with the Fleischner sign; one of several described CXR signs of pulmonary embolus
Nils Johan Hugo Westermark (1892 – 1980) was a Swedish radiologist. Westermark sign (1938) of relative oligemia on CXR in pulmonary embolism
Pierre Barrère (1690 – 1755) was a French physician and naturalist. He published works in medicine, presenting cadaveric dissections and detailed descriptions of pathologies such as pericardial effusion
Eponymythology of named cardiac murmurs. Related eponyms, the person behind their origin, their relevance today, and modern terminology.
Eugen Julius Karl Paul Alfred Stieda (1869 – 1945) was a German Surgeon. Eponym: The Stieda fracture, Stieda tubercle and Pellegrini-Stieda disease (1908)
Köhler-Pellegrini-Stieda lesion: ossification near medial femoral collateral ligament adjacent to the margin of the medial femoral condyle.
Camillo Bozzolo (1845-1920) was an Italian pathologist and physician. Bozzolo sign (1887) Visible pulsation of the arteries within the nasal mucosa.
Henry Woltman (1889 – 1964) was an American neurologist. Eponym: Woltman sign of myxedema (1924/1956) published by Chaney
Augusto Pellegrini (1877 – 1958) Italian Surgeon. Pioneer in the field of prosthetic limbs. Epomyously affiliated with Pellegrini-Stieda disease