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In 1886, Adolf Weil originally described a constellation of signs and symptoms that is now eponymic for Weil syndrome (his first patient experienced nasenbluten [nosebleed] on the second day of illness) (24).
Some of the procedure names were in fact eponymic (Fisher's test, O'Brien-Fleming spending function).
The syndrome was described as early as 1870, but it attained its eponymic designation after Eagle categorized the syndrome into two distinct types--the classic type and the carotid artery type--in 1937.
The fourth generation, that of Jacob's sons, is considered the eponymic progenitors of the tribes of Israel but does not attain the status of the first three generations.
It was at such a point in her earlier books that Gellhorn melodramatically had Liana, in the eponymic novel, commit suicide or Rita, in The Stricken Field, sneak into a safehouse to overhear the Gestapo torturing her dissident boyfriend.
Though the eponymic expression may have originated with an honorific intention, this original intent often fades from memory through frequent and casual use, and the expression stays in use while its users remain ignorant (and unconcerned) about who its eponym might be.
Jablonsky's Dictionary of Syndromes and Eponymic Diseases.
The eponymic dish is grayish brown and made of twice-ground offal residue boiled in vinegar.
Mann's sapping process of literary criticism is perhaps nowhere more glaring than in this eponymic chapter.
To achieve this objective, the editors recommend (a) eliminating the possessive form for eponymic terms (compound terms - such as Down's syndrome - that incorporate a proper name); (b) using numerals for all numbers modifying countable units - not just for measures and numbers above 9 or 10; and (c) eliminating Latin abbreviations.
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