Elena Guardiola / Josep E. Baños
In medicine, it is common to name physical symptoms, syndromes or diseases after those personalities who first described them. It is what is known as eponyms. For almost 20 years, the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation has compiled a hundred contributions from Catalan doctors to the history of medicine thanks to the work of doctors Elena Guardiola and Josep-Eladi Baños. His interest in the origins of the medical eponyms that emerged in Catalonia has also been periodically published in the Annals of Medicine journal.
Now, the authors bring together, for the first time in English, the medical eponyms associated with the names of 26 relevant Catalan doctors. Eponyms such as the Brugada syndrome or the Gimbernat linkage, whose origins appear in this book together with the biography and work of the medical personalities that originated them. The Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation presents the publication Catalan physicians’ contributions to medicine: A historical view through eponyms in a face-to-face and online session with the participation of its authors and institutions with the common interest of highlighting the Catalan contribution to history of medicine.
The book launch will take place on October 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gimbernat Room of the Reial Acadèmia de Medicina de Catalunya and will be attended by the Counselor of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Dr. Josep Maria Argimon, along with the President of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia, Dr. Josep A. Bombí; the President of the Acadèmia de Ciències Mediques i de la Salut de Catalunya i de Balears, Dr. Joan Sala, and the President of the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation, Dr. Antoni Esteve. All attendees will receive a copy of the book, which will be available for free download after the presentation.
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