WhoNamedIt.com: Medical Eponym Lookup

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person. Eventually, this will include more than 15.000 eponyms and more than 6.000 persons.

As I wrote this post, whonamedit.com contains:

“7988 eponyms described in 3938 main entries. These eponyms are linked to 3152 persons: 110 female and 3042 male.”

For instance, say you want to know for whom the Foley Catheter is named. Just search for “Foley” and learn:

Foley’s catheter (Frederic Eugene Basil Foley)

Associated persons:
Frederic Eugene Basil Foley

Urethral catheter which is retained by inflating a balloon with air or liquid, used to provide continuous urinary drainage.

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