Terry’s nails are a type of apparent leukonychia, characterized by ground glass opacification of almost the entire nail, with a narrow band of normal, pink nail bed at the distal border, and often with obliteration of the lunula.
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.
Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich (1815 – 1877) was a German physician. Inventor of the clinical thermometer. Wunderlich syndrome and law
Sister Mary Joseph (Julia Dempsey) (1856 – 1939) was an American Catholic nun, nurse, and hospital administrator. Sister Mary Joseph sign (1928)
Charles Heber McBurney (1845 – 1913) was an American surgeon. Most famous for McBurney’s point (1889) and McBurney’s incision (1894) Medical Eponym.
Patrick Gerard Collins (1923 – 1999) was an Irish general surgeon specialising in biliary tract surgery. Collins sign (2009)
André-Alfred Lemierre (1875 – 1956) was a French bacteriologist. Best known for his 1836 publication on the condition now known as Lemierre syndrome
Charles Barrett Lockwood (1856 – 1914) was an English surgeon. Lockwood sign of chronic appendicitis, described by Colt in 1932