WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON, M.D., M.A.C.P.
Traditionally, the medical literature has been embellished by the liberal utilization of eponyms. The names of the inventors of instruments cling tenaciously to their brain children for generations. Symptoms, signs and diseases bear their discoverers' names to posterity. On occasions this time-honored formula may misdirect the credit for priority, but in this materialistic period of medicine it at least lends a human touch that is sorely needed. Furthermore, the curious minded may be stimulated by this circumstance to explore the sources of such eponyms. Indeed, they may afford invaluable building stones in the reconstruction of the historical evolution of the
MIDDLETON WS. THE RIDDLE OF SARCOIDOSIS (HUTCHINSON-BOECK GRANULOMATOSIS)1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:465–478. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-3-465
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(3):465-478.
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