Talk:List of eponymously named medical signs

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I, for one, would like to see the day every last one of these signs linked to from this page has at least a stub article. I reckon it'll be at least another year or two. I can hope, right? Alex.tan 06:40, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

A search of the web suggests there is no such thing as Terry-Thomas's sign - Kittybrewster 01:03, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Requesting input on stub proposal: Pathology-stub[edit]

Hi all. I've proposed a new stub, {{Pathology-stub}}, to mark the many proto-articles on topics related to Pathology - including various tools and techniques of pathologists, subspecialties of pathology, and microscopic entities which are part of disease processes and are used by pathologists in diagnosis. In assembling the items that would be appropriate for the stub, I found that some of them had been labeled as medical signs on this page, and marked with {{Med-sign-stub}}, under the broad definition that anything which is detectable and relates to a disease is a "medical sign". In my experience, eponymous medical signs and other medical entities specifically referred to as "signs" are concepts which refer primarily to a appearance or observation rather than to a physical entity which is part of the disease process itself. Thus, observations made on physical examination (e.g. strawberry tongue) or radiographic study (e.g. Kerley B lines) are "medical signs" but entities such as fibrosis, astrogliosis, and auer rods are not, and would be appropriate for my new stub & category. Whether you support or oppose my idea, I'd apprciate your joining the conversation at WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. Thanks. -RustavoTalk/Contribs 02:17, 19 April 2007 (UTC)


Rumpel-Leede sign: See Tourniquet test (?)[edit]

Re Rumpel-Leede sign: Tourniquet test says "also known as a Rumpel-Leede Capillary-Fragility Test" and explains what constitutes a positive finding of this test.
I'm personally not confident enough of my medical knowledge to just boldly make this a redirect. -- Writtenonsand (talk) 16:22, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Throckmorton's Sign[edit]

i am appalled at the absence of an entry for 'throckmorton's sign'. what is medical education coming to?Toyokuni3 (talk) 19:17, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

See John Thomas sign. --Arcadian (talk) 18:29, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Baghdad Boil[edit]

i don't know if this fits the definition of eponymous.Toyokuni3 (talk) 19:15, 4 May 2008 (UTC) likewise bairnsdale ulcer.Toyokuni3 (talk) 23:08, 4 May 2008 (UTC) likewise bombay blood group.Toyokuni3 (talk) 03:25, 6 May 2008 (UTC)likewise australian antigenToyokuni3 (talk) 03:37, 6 May 2008 (UTC)likewise barts' haemoglobinToyokuni3 (talk) 06:17, 6 May 2008 (UTC)likewise caput medusae

Dagher Manouevre[edit]

this is a surgical technique, and as such therapeutic rather than diagnostic.doesn't seem to me to belong in this list.Toyokuni3 (talk) 15:43, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Braxton-Hicks Contractions[edit]

they're eponymous, but they're not diagnostic of anything. do they belong?Toyokuni3 (talk) 05:18, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

anyone want to weigh in on virchow's triad? not really a sign.Toyokuni3 (talk) 22:31, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, it's more of a "medical eponym" than an "eponymous medical sign". Antelantalk 22:50, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Jacobsohn sign?[edit]

Stuggling to find this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.222.6.200 (talk) 12:52, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

a quick search of a couple of sites hasn't turned up anything. are you sure of the spelling? also there's the lack of a convention for using the possessive 's or not. what is the specialty and/ or disorder, organ system etc.?Toyokuni3 (talk) 15:33, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
back again. try bekhterev-jacobsohn reflex. more at whonamedit.comToyokuni3 (talk) 16:18, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Eponymous signs vs. medical eponyms[edit]

someone has been making anonymous albeit well-intentioned additions of medical eponyms, e.g. susac syndrome. this list is for eponymous signs, tests, reflexes, etc. things of diagnostic significance only. please stop and think whether your addition meets that criterion. thx.Toyokuni3 (talk) 18:02, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Rename Article[edit]

The article needs to be renamed. The thing which is eponymous is the thing which gives its name.

For instance Charles Dettie Aaron is best known for his eponymous indicator of appendicitis: the Aaron Sign.

If the Aaron Sign is to be eponymous then Charles Dettie Aaron would have to be named after the sign.

I would suggest List of Medical Signs named for People. Does anyone have an objection to me moving the page?

ironcorona (talk) 19:52, 13 April 2012 (UTC)