Biography Key Medical Contributions Quoted by Norman Rupert Barrett (1903-1979) in 1950 for his original work and definition of acute oesophagitis. Acute oesophagitis: Acute idiopathic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the oesophagus giving rise to extreme odynphagia, and often…
Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried Waldeyer-Hartz (1836 – 1921) was a German anatomist. Recognised as one of the forefathers of Anatomical science, Waldeyer's fascia and Waldeyer's ring are 2 of his more well known eponyms
Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig (1790 – 1865) was a German surgeon and obstetrician. Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig (1790 – 1865) was a German surgeon and obstetrician. Best known for his 1836 publication on the condition now known as Ludwig angina
Ludwig angina: rapidly progressive gangrenous bilateral cellulitis of the submandibular space with risk of life-threatening airway compromise. 1836 - Wilhem Frederick von Ludwig was the first to clearly describe this disorder and differentiate it from other types of 'inflammation' in the neck.
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