Tom B. Throckmorton

Tom Bentley Throckmorton (1885 – 1961) was an American neurologist

  • Born January 20, 1885
  • 1909 – Doctorate in medicine Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia
  • 1927-1936 – Governor of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians
  • Died July 1961
Medical Eponyms
  • Throckmorton reflex – variation of the Babinski reflex elicited by percussion of the metatarsophalangeal region on the dorsum of the foot.
  • Throckmorton sign (John Thomas sign) This sign can only be found in males – a patient has a positive JT sign if his penis points towards the side of pathology on a radiograph of the pelvis.
Throckmorton sign John Thomas sign
Throckmorton sign: Penis Points to Pathology
Major Publications
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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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