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Worked at John Hopkins, a key figure in taking education to the bedside. The epitome of medical compassion, humanism, humility and generosity. Just a great guy.
Personal surgeon to Queen Victoria, also a pioneer of forensic medicine. Emphasised the importance of close observation. Was the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.
German surgeon who developed the surgical position for pelvic operations, and devised a new varicose vein surgery. His name is linked to a gait sign
French surgeon, best known for his description of the eponymous contracture, and its surgical management
French physician, who described an eponymous condition of spasm of the distal arteries in the fingers, which can precede connective tissue diseases.
Named the sign 'asterixis' while at a Greek bar in Boston.
Known for two conditions: a progressive adrenal failure, and for pernicious anaemia
Internist and paediatrician who developed the sphygmomanometer
Who is on the front of the Otago University - Wellington coursebook?
Invented the technique of blood pressure measurement
French physician, who was the first to describe gallop rhythms, the opening snap of mitral stenosis, the tambour S2 of syphilitic aortitis, and JVP analysis
Developed a bedside maneouvre for cleaning and inflating the Eustachian tube
A mental asylum superintendent, who was the first to postulate that not all those with mental incapacity were beyond help. Described the 'mongolian type of idiot', a genetic defect
Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. Best known for constructing the first 'computer'. Also constructed a primitive ophthalmoscope.
Frenchman, who fraudulently claimed to be a physician, but nonetheless refined the design of hearing aids and introduced the Eustachian catheter
First cardiologist to use ECGs in the interpretation of arrhythmias, and to describe the mechanism of atrial fibrillation
Besides being the first to attempt pleural tap, gastroscopy and oesophagoscopy, he gave his name to two clinical signs: a) laboured breathing with severe metabolic acidosis, and b)
Invented the stethoscope
Performed the first successful mitral valvulotomy; also gave his name to a murmur grading scale
This man, along with Dominic Corrigan, described the waterhammer pulse seen in aortic regurgitation.
Famous for a sign of a femoral systolic and diastolic murmur, seen in aortic regurgitation and elicited by compression of femoral artery.
Cardiologist who was one of the first promoters of exercise as a component of healthy life.
Pulmonologist who described a paradoxical inward movement of the lateral ribs with respiration, seen in COPD.
The personal physician to Napoleon, who popularised percussion
Danish abdominal surgeon who described an eponymous sign seen in appendicitis, when pressing on the left iliac fossa elicits RIF pain
Surgeon who described an eponymous point at which appendicitis tenderness is maximal
British surgeon who described small, acquired haemangiomas, which are of cosmetic signficance only
Developed an eponymous test for flexion deformity of the hip, where a hand is placed below the lumbar spine, and the good hip is flexed; an abnormal hip will flex also
Ophthalmologist who developed a square letter chart to assess visual acuity
French neurologist who developed a test for UMN lesions by stroking the bottom of the foot with the tip of a pen
Berlin neurologist who developed a test for cerebellar disease by standing the patient with feet together and eyes closed?
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