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Monk's moments: What's in a name?

Eponyms, of course, have a hallowed place in medicine. We honour the great physicians and surgeons of the past by giving their names to the disorders they described: Hodgkin’s disease, Bell’s palsy, Spitz nevus (the only example I can find named after a lady) and the rest.
Dermatology in practice 2004; 12(3): 31–31
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