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Clin Med Res. 2019 Jul 15. pii: cmr.2018.1427. doi: 10.3121/cmr.2018.1427. [Epub ahead of print]

Abdominal Physical Signs and Medical Eponyms: Part III. Physical Examination of Palpation, 1926-1976.

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1
University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Department of Graduate Medical Education, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827 USA.
2
University of Florida, Department of Medicine, 2000 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32610 USA.
3
Erciyes University School of Pharmacy, Department of the History of Pharmacy and Ethics, Talas, Kayseri 38280 Turkey.
4
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449 USA.
5
University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827 steven.yale.md@gmail.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In this paper described are medical eponyms associated with abdominal palpation from the period 1926-1976. Despite opposition by some, eponyms are a long standing tradition and widely used in medicine. The techniques may still be useful, in some cases, assisting in the selection of an appropriate and cost-effective approach to patient care. Covered are signs named in honor of physicians contributed to medicine by developing new palpatory techniques in an attempt to better diagnose disease of the abdominal wall, umbilicus, gallbladder, pancreas and appendix.

DATA SOURCES:

PubMed, Medline, on-line Internet word searches, textbooks, and references from other source text. PubMed was searched using the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) of the name of the eponyms and text words associated with the sign.

CONCLUSION:

We described brief historical background information about the physician who reported the sign, original description of the sign, and its clinical application and implication into today's medical practice.

KEYWORDS:

Abdomen; Eponyms; History of Medicine; Palpation; Signs

PMID:
31308023
DOI:
10.3121/cmr.2018.1427
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