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Continuing confusion over the eponymous possessive

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7018.1508b (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1508
  1. Andrew D Carothers, Medical statistician
  1. MRC Human Genetics Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

    EDITOR,--Despite discussion in the medical press for many years the use of the possessive form for eponymous syndromes and diseases remains as confused and inconsistent as ever. For example, some medical dictionaries, such as Black's, consistently use the possessive form whereas others, such as Jablonski's, equally consistently use …

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