Nicolaes Tulp

Nicolaes_Tulp

Nicolaes Tulp (1594 – 1674) Physician and magistrate of Amsterdam.

TEXT INFO

Also known as Nicolai Tulpii; Nicholas Tulp; Nicolaes Tulpii


Biography

  • Born 11 October 1594
  • Died 12 September 1674

Medical Eponyms

  • Pulsatile spleen (lien verberans) also know as Gerhardt sign (1882); Sailer sign (1928) first described by Tulp in 1641

Nothing in medical art is better known than that the spleen pulsates continuously, if violently moved by the arteries. But for this organ itself to strike the ribs so forcibly that the sound of the beating (lit. flogging, or whipping) may be heard from afar, that certainly is novel and, perchance hitherto unheard of.

Tulpii 1641

Key Medical Attributions


Controversies


Major Publications


References


eponymictionary CTA

eponym

the person behind the name

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 |

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.