Who named it? (Part three)

It’s the last part of it. Did you know that…

* Rudolf Virchow (Virchow’s triad ): Virchow’s eightieth birthday in 1901 became the occasion for an unprecedented worldwide celebration. A torchlight parade in Berlin and numerous receptions in the leading scientific centres, even as far away as Japan and Russia, gave testimony to his unparalleled international reputation.

*Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen (Recklinghausen’s disease ): Recklinghausen was quite a colourful personality and pleasant colleague. He opposed Robert Koch’s concept that the tubercle bacillus was the cause of tuberculosis.

* Friedrich Wegener (Wegener’s granulomatosis): As early as in 1932, eight months before Hitler came to power, he joined the S.A (Sturmabteilung) and became a member of the Nazi party on May 1, 1933.

*Carl Wernicke (Wernicke’s disease): He had not much contact with his younger pupils, but his way of examining patients and his demonstrations were so lucid and stimulating that those who had the good fortune to attend his clinics were deeply influenced in their further consideration of neurological and psychiatric problems.

*Max Wilms (Wilms’ tumour): In May 1918, Wilms performed a laryngotomy/cricotomy on a French prisoner of war who had laryngeal swelling secondary to diphteria. However, Wilms acquired the disease in a severe septic form and died a few days later. He was only 51 years old, at the height of a distinguished career. The French officer survived.

*A. G. Maurice Raynaud (Raynaud’s sign):Raynaud was an excellent teacher and fine clinician. He was also a busy writer. His book Sur la salive d’un enfant mort de la rage was the result of research done with Louis Pasteur and Odilon Marc Lannelongue.

*Daniel Elmer Salmon (Salmonellosis): He inaugurated a number of significant public health policies, including a nationwide system for meat inspection and quarantine requirement for imported livestock, and for the inspection of exported cattle and the ships with which they were transported.

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