Talk:List of human anatomical parts named after people

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should this just be incorporated into List of human anatomical features? --zandperl 15:19, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)

no a link is sufficient in the "see also" and thats already been done. Jay 15:42, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
I'd rather keep this subset of human anatommical features as I'm planning to include links to the people involved too (to match List of eponymous diseases and List of eponymous medical signs. I may move this article to List of eponymous anatomical parts if there are no objections - in order to make all titles similar. Dave 15:41, 2 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Anatomy, not conditions.[edit]

Hello all. I just added a couple of missing things (Nissl stuff and Meibomian glands), which I assume is not controversial, though Nissl's contributions have largely been superceded by more modern terms.
Perhaps a bit more controversially, I have deleted a couple of references, namely to medical conditions (hernias) rather than anatomical parts. It's my understanding that this page is strictly (per the title) for anatomical structures, rather than for conditions. Else it would start becoming too cumbersome (e.g just off the top of my head, add Turner, Kleinfelter, Patau, Alzheimer, etc...). As well, I think there is a separate page for epynomous medical conditions.
Last thought: I disagree with changing this to "Eponymous human parts" or whatever, since I think many readers would not know what an eponym is - unless that page would somehow link with the above page name. I'm not sure how this would be accomplished, but I'm sure many of you would... All the best, Esseh 01:14, 6 April 2007 (UTC)


One last question: Is this page to be strictly human? I jsut noted that under Marcello Malpighi, Malpighian tubules are not included. Granted, to my knowledge these are found strictly in insects, but they're named after the same anatomist. Perhaps a mention in brackets, with a notation that they're not found in humans, or only found in insects? Suggestions? Esseh 01:19, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Anatomical contditions[edit]

If anatomical or disease conditions named-after-people (e.g.:Mallory-Weiss syndrome) don't belong here then should another list be started to encompass some of these conditions-named-after-people? ~ hydnjo talk 06:40, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi Hydnjo. See above, for epynomous medical conditions. Mallory-Weiss should fit in there, but (IMHO) not here. Feel free to dispute this, it's just my opinion. Esseh 06:45, 7 May 2007 (UTC)