Chronological review of the eponyms of aortic regurgitation / insufficiency based on the 31 signs proposed by Ashrafian (2005) and Zacek (2018)
Lincoln sign refers to forceful popliteal artery pulsation secondary to aortic regurgitation; exaggerated when the patient sits with legs crossed; and deemed positive if the elevated foot bobs up and down with each systolic contraction.
24 hours in the Liverpool Royal Southern Hospital casualty department, blood and guts shift in 1975. Although the times, people and process have changed – some things stay the same.
It has been 341 days since the original site lifeinthefastlane was hacked and white space Trojan code filled our server with deleterious effect. To date we have re-written, reviewed and transferred over 5000 pages/posts; and 1million words to our new home at LITFL.com and have so far managed to evade the contagion thanks to our […]
Georges Charles Guillain (1876 – 1961) was a French neurologist. Associated with multiple neurology-related eponyms including Guillain-Barré syndrome
Sir William Osler was a man of not inconsiderable talent. A pathologist and clinician. A professor successively at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University. Historian and bibliographer of medicine. A naturalist, microscopist, proponent of comparative physiology…and a veterinarian The incessant concentration of thought upon one subject, however interesting, tethers […]
Winter is upon us. Olde Utopian saying. There can only be not enough beds…
Walt Whitman’s poem sings the praises of life as a metaphor for the long and fascinating history of cardiopulmonary resuscitation…