Monk's moments: Making a name for yourself
It is only the truly great figures of science who find their names preserved for posterity in the form of units of measurement (Newton, Watt, Joule, Volta) or, in the case of a very select few, in the name of an element (curium named after Marie and Pierre Curie, einsteinium named after Albert Einstein, fermium named after Enrico Fermi). Robert van de Graaff, who devised the eponymous apparatus beloved of every schoolchild for demonstrating the effects of static electricity, had the unique accolade of having a heavy metal rock group named after him.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(2): 31–31
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