Has the FOAM bubble burst? 2018 review of the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (EMCC) blogs and podcasts with some surprising results
Biography Born 30 December 1882 Apolda, Thüringen 1907 MD Jena 1910 Assistant at Heidelberg University eye clinic 1916 Head physician, Heidelberg 1919 Ausserordentlicher Professor Died 1948 Medical Eponyms Seidel Test (1921) – a test which uses sodium fluorescein to look for olcular leaks following trauma or surgery. Seidel Scotoma (Seidel sign) (1914) is an arcuate or […]
Bruno Otto Fleischer (1874 – 1965) was a German ophthalmologist.
Description Marcus Gunn Pupil: (AKA relative afferent pupillary defect or RAPD) A pupil that responds by constricting more to an indirect than to a direct light, seen with unilateral optic nerve or retinal disease, History 1902 First description by Robert Marcus Gunn It is not sufficient to find that it (the pupil) contracts well or […]
Robert Marcus Gunn (1850 – 1909) was a Scottish Ophthalmologist. FAMOUS FOR Biography Born 1850 Culgower, Scotland 1868-1873 Studied at Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities. MA (1871); MB CM (1873); MRCS (1873) 1882 – FRCS Edinburgh 1907 – President of the Ophthalmological Society Died 29 November 1909 Surrey, England Key Medical Attributions: More about medical […]
Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878 – 1937) was an American-born British neurologist. Following his extensive work on hepatolenticular degeneration this condition is eponymously termed Wilson disease
Biography Born 6 August 1869 Bremen, Germany Died 11 May 1954, Stuttgart, Germany Key Medical Attributions Medical Eponyms Kayser-Fleischer Ring (1902, 1903) Controversies Major Publications Kayser B. Ueber einen Fall von angeborener grünlicher Verfärbung der Cornea. Klinische Monatsblatter für Augenheilkunde. 1902;40(2):22-25 [Kayser-Fleischer Ring] References Papers
Description What is the actual eponymous medical sign/syndrome/repair/classification… History 1902 Kayser 1903 – Fleischer description in the same journal, a year after Kayser. His contribution went beyond that of Kayser, he recognised that the ring was a marker for a particular neuropsychiatric disorder associated with cirrhosis. However his breakthrough was overshadowed by the work of […]