WHEN I USE A WORD..BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7056.534 (Published 31 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:534
- Jeff Aronson
WHO WAS FULLER?
Who was so and so? is a favourite question on ward rounds, and the correct answer is always (well, almost always) “A nineteenth century French/German/Italian physician/surgeon.” That is not to say that all those who are eponymously represented in medicine belonged to those categories, simply that they seem to be the ones about whom the question is most often asked.
We were discussing a case of …