George Quentin Chance

George Quentin Chance (1904 – -) was an Irish radiologist. He first described the eponymously termed Chance fracture in 1948

  • Physical examination is normal
  • Aetiology is unknown but patients usually have a normal life span
  • Also referred to as “Effort Syndrome” as symptoms resemble those of fatigue following effort in healthy individuals

Biography

  • Born December 1904 South Dublin
  • 1928 – MB BCh BAO, Trinity College Dublin
  • House surgeon, Worcester General Infirmary
  • House surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital
  • 1938 – DMRE (Diploma in Medical Radiology), University of Cambridge
  • Senior assistant medical officer, Sheffield Radium Center
  • Member British Institute of Radiology and Fracture Radiologists
  • Consultant Radiologist Manchester Municipal Hospital
  • 1947 – Director of Diagnostic Radiology, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby
  • Honorary fellow Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Died
  • Physical examination is normal
  • Aetiology is unknown but patients usually have a normal life span
  • Also referred to as “Effort Syndrome” as symptoms resemble those of fatigue following effort in healthy individuals

Medical Eponyms

Chance fracture (1948)
  • Physical examination is normal
  • Aetiology is unknown but patients usually have a normal life span
  • Also referred to as “Effort Syndrome” as symptoms resemble those of fatigue following effort in healthy individuals

Major Publications

  • Physical examination is normal
  • Aetiology is unknown but patients usually have a normal life span
  • Also referred to as “Effort Syndrome” as symptoms resemble those of fatigue following effort in healthy individuals

References


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