Burrill B. Crohn

Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884 – 1983) was an American gastroenterologist.

practiced medicine until he was 90

  • Born June 13, 1884 in New York
  • Died July 29, 1983 in New Milford, Connecticut

Medical Eponyms
Crohn’s disease (1932)

1932 – Crohn et al delivered a classic paper with the first clear and comprehensive description of regional ileitis, which the authors segregated from the heterogeneous group of ‘benign granulomas of the intestine’.

Burrill B. Crohn Research Foundation

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the person behind the name

Doctor in Australia. Keen interest in internal medicine, medical education, and medical history.

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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