The case for consistent use of medical eponyms by eliminating possessive forms
Keywords:Medical Eponyms, Searching Medical Literature, Named Diseases
AbstractThe objective of this commentary is to highlight the pervasive usage of both forms of medical eponyms in medical literature amongst prestigious medical journals indexed in the PubMed database. This use of eponyms poses a source of confusion in literature searching as well as a lack of consistency in medical education. The adoption of consistent non-possessive forms should be encouraged by editors, reviewers, and publishers.
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