Category Neurology

William Halse Rivers

Biography Born 12 March 1864, Chatham, England Died 4 June 1922, Cambridge, England Medical Eponyms Key Medical Attributions Sir Henry Head (1861 – 1940) and James Sherren (1872 – 1945) had tried to determine the sensibility remaining after complete division of all cutaneous nerves…
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Hans Chiari

Hans Chiari (1851 – 1916) was an Austrian pathologist. Eponymously affiliated with the Chiari malformation; Type II Chiari malformation (Arnold–Chiari malformation) and Budd–Chiari syndrome
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Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Description What is the actual eponymous medical sign/syndrome/repair/classification… History 1849 – Swedish physician Magnus Huss published a series of case descriptions under the title Alcoholismus chronicus. Huss tried to show that various types of symptoms could be distinguished: neural symptoms, in particular sensory-motor…
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Meige’s syndrome

Description What is the actual eponymous medical sign/syndrome/repair/classification… History Associated Persons Henry Meige (1866 – 1940) Alternative names Brueghel’s syndrome Blepharospasm-oromandibular dystonia syndrome Controversies Did they first describe or popularise or plagiarise? References Altrocci PH. Spontaneous oral-facial dyskinesia. Archives of…
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Tolosa-Hunt syndrome

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is a severe unilateral periorbital headache and ophthalmoplegia resulting from a non-caseating granulomatous inflammation of the cavernous sinus and/or superior orbital fissure.