Edward Gamaliel Janeway (1841 – 1911) was an American physician and pathologist.
Remembered for his description of Janeway lesions in 1899 as a distinctive painless dermatological manifestation seen in some cases of infective endocarditis
- Born August 31, 1841 in New Jersey
- 1860 – A.B. Rutgers
- 1861 – Medical cadet in the U.S. Army Hospital in Newark, New Jersey
- 1864 – Graduated in medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City
- 1864 – Intern at the smallpox hospital, Blackwell’s Island
- 1866 – 1872 Pathologist and curator at Bellevue Hospital in New York
- Died February 10, 1911
Janeway lesion (1899)
Janeway lesions are non-tender, small erythematous or haemorrhagic macular or nodular lesions on the palms or soles only a few millimeters in diameter that are indicative of infective endocarditis. To be differentiated from painful Osler nodes.
In trying to determine whether a given case is more probably due to endocarditis or to another malignant process I have found that attention to the position of the hemorrhages is at times very helpful. Several times I have noted numerous small hemorrhages with slight nodular character in the palms of the hand and soles of the feet, when possibly the arms and legs had but a scanty crop in malignant endocarditis, whereas this has not been my experience with processes likely to be mistaken for it.Janeway, 1899
- Janeway EG. The necessity of post-mortem examinations. Medical Record 1872; 7: 536–540
- Janeway EG. Certain clinical observations upon heart disease. Medical News. 1899; 75: 257-262
- Libman E. On some experiences with blood cultures in the study of bacterial infection. Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin. 1906; 17: 215-228
- Janeway TC. Edward Gamaliel Janeway. In: American Medical Biographies (Eds. Kelly HA, Burrage WL) 1920: 610–614
- Prutkin JM, Fye WB. Edward G. Janeway, clinician and pathologist. Clinical Cardiology, 2006; 29(8): 376–377.
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