Frank Chambliss Johnson

Frank Chambliss Johnson

Frank Chambliss Johnson (1894 – 1934) was an American pediatrician

Along with Albert Mason Stevens (1884 – 1945), is eponymously affiliated with Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Amateur botanist died tragically aged 40 falling from a cliff whilst collecting plant specimens


  • Born 1894
  • 1916 – Graduated Rutgers College
  • 1920 – Graduated MD, Columbia University Physicians and Surgeons
  • Died Jan 1 1934 in a quarry fall whilst studying geological formations and plant life

Medical Eponyms

  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (1922) – a generalized eruption, continued fever, inflamed buccal mucosa, and purulent conjunctivitis.

Major Publications


eponymictionary CTA 2


the person behind the name

Posted by Dr Mike Cadogan

Emergency physician with a passion for medical informatics and medical education/textbooks. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist | @sandnsurf | + Mike Cadogan | LinkedIn

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