Monday, November 13, 2006

Egocentric 19th Century Physicians

... also known as, why is everything named after old dead white guys? Just kidding, but ever come across a disease name or triad, and have no idea what it is about? If so, check out Whonamedit, a website that is a basically a database of physician names, and the diseases or triads named after them. For example, remember Charcot's triad? Remember the *other* Charcot's triad? If not, check out their entries: here and here.

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