45. Eponyms II: Name That Disease

45. Eponyms II: Name That Disease

By Helen Zaltzman

The Allusionist

Sunday, 16 October

If you love eponyms like Roman Mars loves eponyms, I’m afraid physician Isaac Siemens is here to deliver some bad news: medics are ditching them, in favour of terms that a) contain information about what the ailment actually is, and/or b) don’t honour Nazi war criminals. Eponyms are controversial things.

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