Category Clinical Examination
Simmonds-Thompson Test 340

Simmonds-Thompson Test

Simmonds-Thompson Test for evaluating achilles tendon rupture. Also known as the Simmonds Test (F.A. Simmonds) or Thompson Test (T. Campbell Thompson)
Margaret Ruth Dix (1902 – 1991) 340

Margaret Dix

Margaret Ruth Dix (1902 - 1991) was an English neuro-otologist. Dix-Hallpike Test (1952); Peep-Show technique (1947)
Richard Barratt Terry (1914 - 1960) 340

Richard Terry

Richard Barratt Terry (1914 - 1960) was an English Physician. Remembered for his description of Terry's Nails (1954); Red half-moon nails (1954)
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Terry’s Nails

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.
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Muehrcke lines

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 Carl Muehrcke (1921 - 2003) 340

Robert C. Muehrcke

Robert C. Muehrcke (1921 – 2003) was an American physician, and pioneer in the field of nephrology. Eponym: Muehrcke lines (1956)

Franklin Adin Simmonds

Franklin Adin 'Sam' Simmonds (1910–1983) British orthopaedic surgeon. Simmonds-Thompson Test for Achilles tendon rupture with TC Thompson (1902-1986)
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Nicholas Alders

Nicholas Alders (1904 - 1995) was a Hungarian born, Austrian trained, English naturalised obstetrician, gynaecologist and surgeon. Remembered for his description of Alders sign (1951)
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Hoffmann-Tinel sign

Description Hoffmann-Tinel sign is paresthesia in the distal cutaneous distribution of an injured peripheral nerve evoked by tapping on the nerve more proximally. The sign indicates the compression or regeneration of peripheral nerve fibers. In modern parlance, the Tinel sign…