The problem of nomenclature of diffuse toxic goitre (Parry, Graves or Basedow disease) remains an unsettled one. So lets review the chronological history of eponymous aetiology for toxic goitre/exophthalmic goitre
Henry Earle (1789 – 1838) was an English surgeon. Earle-Volkmann triangle (1829); Fracture bed for management of NOF fractures
Sir Vincent Zachary Cope (1881 – 1974) was a British physician and surgeon. Eponymously linked with Cope Psoas test and obturator test.
Charles Heber McBurney (1845 – 1913) was an American surgeon. Most famous for McBurney’s point (1889) and McBurney’s incision (1894) Medical Eponym.
Allan Burns (1781 – 1813) was a Scottish anatomist and surgeon. Remembered for his monograph on heart disease, resuscitation options in cardiac arrest and Burns ligament (1802)