Category General Surgery
eponym LITFL 340

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)
Allen Oldfather Whipple (1881-1963) 1200

Allen Oldfather Whipple

Allen Oldfather Whipple (1881-1963) American surgeon. Eponym: Whipple procedure (1936) pancreaticoduodenectomy and Whipple triad (1938)
George Hoyt Whipple (1878-1976) 340

George Hoyt Whipple

George Hoyt Whipple (1878-1976) was an American physician, pathologist and medical researcher. 1934: Nobel Prize. Whipple disease (1907)
Murphy’s sign 340

Murphy’s sign

Murphy’s sign is elicited in patients with acute cholecystitis by asking the patient to take in and hold a deep breath while palpating the right subcostal area. John Benjamin Murphy (1903)
Jacob Moritz Blumberg (1873-1955) 340

Blumberg sign

Rebound tenderness test (Blumberg sign) initially described in 1907 by Jacob Moritz Blumberg (1873 – 1955), German surgeon and gynaecologist.
Adriaan van den Spiegel (1578 – 1625) 340

Adriaan van den Spiegel

Adriaan van den Spiegel (1578 – 1625) was a Flemish anatomist and botanist. Spigelian hernia - hernia of the Spiegelian fascia [Hernia de la ligne semilunaire de Spiegel; Spiegel hernia]
Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682 – 1771) 340

Giovanni Battista Morgagni

Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682 – 1771) Italian physician, anatomist and pathologist. Morgagni correlated postmortem pathology and clinical findings
Vincent Alexander Bochdalek (1801–1883) 340

Vincent Alexander Bochdalek

Vincent Alexander Bochdalek (1801–1883) Czech anatomist and pathologist. Eponym: congenital posterior diaphragmatic foramen and herniation. Bochdalek Hernia
eponymictionary-340-256 2

Sherren triangle

Area of skin hyperaesthesia bounded by lines joining anterior superior iliac spine, the pubic symphysis and umbilicus. One of myriad signs associated with acute appendicitis.