Eponyms in Neurology

Eponyms are found all throughout medicine and perhaps there is no field more steeped in a rich collection of eponyms than neurology.  As a young student I found eponymous signs and disease names to be antiquated and cumbersome to remember.  When trying to learn the fundamentals of patient care, the names of historic clinicians seemed superfluous, and I held the belief that they had little to teach us about the practice of modern medicine.

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