Van Gogh syndrome and other diseases named after people

Famous medical eponyms

Stars Insider

18/09/23 | StarsInsider


The medical community has been using people's names to label diseases, syndromes, and medical procedures for many years. There are indeed many eponymous diseases, some of which you are probably familiar with (e.g. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease). In this gallery, we delve into the history of medicine and bring you the stories of the people whose names were to describe diseases.

Click on and discover the many diseases named after people.

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