Mark Akenside (1721–1770) English physician and poet. First described von Recklinghausen disease (NF-1) in 1767 and Contusio cordis (1763)
Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen (1833 - 1910) was a German pathologist. Eponymously affiliated with von Recklinghausen disease (neurofibromatosis NF-1); von Recklinghausen tumor (adenoleiomyofibroma); and von Recklinghausen canals (lymphatic canaliculi).
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is the term used to describe a group of genetic disorders primarily affecting the cell growth of neural tissues. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a neurodermal dysplasia, previously known as von Recklinghausen disease. (1882)