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June 23, 1945

Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery

JAMA. 1945;128(8):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860250070036

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Here are almost a hundred brief biographies, with photographs of great names in the history of medicine, particularly eponyms. The descriptions are brief. The great number of illustrations make the book especially living and delightful. Several Americans are included, notably Sims for the speculum, Bigelow for a ligament, McBurney for his point, Welch for his bacillus, Ochsner for his treatment of appendicitis, John B. Murphy for his drip, his sign and his button, Kelly for the proctoscope, and the Mayos for some operations and the scissors.

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