Esther L. Bloomberg

Esther Lillian Bloomberg (1907 – ) was an American technical chemist.

  • Born 12 August 1907
  • 1929 – BS, Simmons College
  • 1931 – Technical chemist to the Department of Biochemical Research, Evans Memorial
  • 1937 – Technical chemist to the Medical Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School under Fuller Albright (1900-1969)
  • 1938 – Married to Leo Gordon (15th May)

Medical Eponyms
Albright-Butler-Bloomberg disease (1937)

Syndrome of X-linked, severe developmental anomolies, marked by short-limbed dwarfism affecting the lower extremities, first described by Albright, Butler and Bloomberg in 1937.

Onset usually takes place after 6 months with commonest features including costochondral beading, enlarged wrists and ankles, enamel hypoplasia, and delayed dentition. Associated disorders include waddling gait, protuberant abdomen and, less commonly, dolicocephaly and craniosynostosis.

Metabolic disturbance of hypophosphatemia, elevated serum alkaline phosphatase, diminished tubular reabsorption of phosphate (hyperphosphaturia) and diminished intestinal absorption of calcium. The condition is resistant to Vitamin-D therapy.

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Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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