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Should eponyms be abandoned? No

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:425

What's in a name?

Here here! Long may eponyms be used. That they bring "colour to
medicine" and an historical context is quite right.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

31 August 2007
John A S Beard
Oxford Deanery