A brief (…and frequently updated) history of electrocardiography and the eponymous names behind the ECG/EKG…
Sir Vincent Zachary Cope (1881 – 1974) was a British physician and surgeon. Eponymously linked with Cope Psoas test and obturator test.
Pipkin classification of femoral head fracture designed by Garrett Pipkin (1904-1981) and first published 1957
Eponymythology associated with signs, symptoms, investigation and management of foot injuries. We review related eponyms, the person behind their origin, their relevance today, and modern terminology
Biography Born 1777 1802 – member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh Father of William Rutherford Sanders (1828-1881) Died 1843 Medical Eponyms Sanders sign (1823) Described the undulatory character of the cardiac impulse in the epigastric region, indicative of adherent pericardium (Sanders sign). Specifically the presence of a depression occurring under the left ribs […]
Biography Born 16 September in Bragette, France Died 29 October in Paris, France Medical Eponyms Bouillaud disease (1835) (*aka acute rheumatic carditis) Bouillaud sign (1846) Depression or persistent retraction of the precordium caused by adhesive pericarditis Chez six ou sept sujets, nous avons annoncé l’existence d’une adhérence intime et générale du péricarde aux signes suivants: […]
Biography Born 3 February 1805 in the Hungerford almshouse in Wiltshire, England 1824 – Medical degree from the University of Edinburgh 1833 – Physician at St. George’s University, London 1835 – Fellow of the Royal Society 1840 – Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 1841 – Goulstonian Lecturer 1862 – Lumleian Lecturer: On the […]
Unicondylar coronal fracture of the lateral femoral condyle. Rare intra-articular distal femur injury. Axial compression to the knee with transmission of the ground reaction force through the tibial plateau to the femoral condyles.