Frederick Forchheimer

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Frederick Forchheimer (1853–1913) was an American pediatrician known for describing Forchheimer spots. He became an instructor at the Medical College of Ohio in 1875, and founded one of the first clinics for children in the United States. He became professor of diseases of children, and published Diseases of the Mouth in Children in 1892 in which he described his eponymous sign. He became president of the Association of American Physicians in 1911 and was given an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Harvard University. He was professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati at the time of his death, which occurred after a prostate operation.[1]


  1. ^ Barry G. Firkin, Judith A. Whitworth. Dictionary of Medical Eponyms, second edition, page 127. Parthenon Publishing Group 1996. ISBN 1-85070-477-5.