Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye

Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye (1912-1977) was an Australian pathologist.

  • Born April 5, 1912 Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • 1937 – MBBS, University of Sydney
  • 1939-1977 Pathologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (where he remained his entire working life)
  • 1945 – MD, University of Sydney
  • Died July 16, 1977 Sydney, Australia 2 days after his retirement

Medical Eponyms
Reye Syndrome (1963)

Other medical eponyms

  • Reyemona I – subdermal fibrous tumours in early childhood (Fibrous hamartoma of infancy FHI)
  • Reye tumour – recurring digital fibrous tumor of childhood (Infantile digital fibromatosis)

Major Publications



Eponymous terms

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the person behind the name

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

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