Category Neurology
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Gowers sign

Physical examination finding seen in patients with proximal weakness of the extensor muscles of the thighs and is most often associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Charles Scott Sherrington

Biography Born 27 November 1857, Islington, London Died 4 March 1952, Eastbourne, England Medical Eponyms Key Medical Attributions Major Publications Controversies References

Caspar Bartholin

Biography Born 12 February 1585 in Malmø, Scania 1610 – Doctor of Medicine. Defended thesis Paradoxa CCXL: pathologica, simiotica, diaetetica…at the University of Basel 1613 – Professor of medicine at the University of Copenhagen 1624 – Professor of divinity at the University of Copenhagen;…

Guido Werdnig

Guido Werdnig (1844 - 1919) was an Austrian neurologist. Werdnig–Hoffmann syndrome (1891) [Hereditary motor neuropathy type 1]

Henry Head

Biography Born 4 August 1861 in Stoke Newington, Middlesex 1910-1925 Editor of the journal Brain Died 11 (or 8th) October 1940 in Reading, Berkshire Medical Eponyms Head’s zones (1893-1896) Zones of skin hyperalgesia, associated with visceral disease. Referred sensation from…

Claude Bernard

Biography Born 12 July 1813 in Saint-Julien, France 1843 – MD with Thèse: Du suc gastrique et de son rôle dans la nutrition Died 10 February 1878 in Paris, France Medical Eponyms Key Medical Attributions Major Publications Bernard C. Du…

Franz Gall

Biography Born 9 March 1758 in Tiefenbronn, Baden 1785 – MD, University of Vienna 1794 – Nominated as personal physician of Emperor Franz II – but declined 1802 – Gall’s views on cranioscopy defining human nature were condemned by the Austrian…