Here we explore the people credited with discovering, describing, recording and defining advancements in the art of medicine. Many signs, symptoms, procedures and classifications are commonplace – others are deserving of recording as a result of the significant historical interest associated with their descriptive work and discoveries.
- eponym: a person after whom a discovery, invention, place, etc., is named or thought to be named.
Origin: from Greek epōnumos ‘given as a name, giving one’s name to someone or something’, from epi ‘upon’ + onoma ‘name’.
noun: eponym; plural noun: eponyms; adjective: eponymous