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This new dictionary of medical eponyms has both strengths and weaknesses compared with some of its predecessors. It does not carry the detailed definitions of syndromes and the references to original descriptions found in Jablonski's Illustrated Dictionary of Eponymic Syndromes and Diseases and in Leiber and Olbert's Die klinischen Eponyme. It does carry extensive biographic sketches of many of the persons whose names are carried in the eponyms, but many of the biographic notes offer no more that first initial and last name, and life dates. It is commendable for its consistent use of nonpossessive forms of eponyms: Alzheimer disease,
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Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:350. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-4-350_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(4):350.
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