Elena Guardiola / Josep-Eladi Baños
Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Medicine is full of terms that originate from people who played a decisive role in its discovery, or places and institutions from where they were identified. Elena Guardiola and Josep-Eladi Baños, of the department of experimental sciences and health of Universidad Pompeu Fabra, present the latest volume of the triology on Catalan medical eponymy from the Dr Esteve Foundation. It is a historic overview of Catalan medicine through eponyms. This third edition includes over 60 articles on people and research centres, which have left a significant mark on the history of medicine.
Some of the eponyms discussed in this series are well-known by the majority of doctors. Gimbernat’s ligament, for example, owes its name to the distinguished Catalan surgeon of the 18th century. Anatomy lecturers present it at the start of medical studies. Tolosa-Hunt syndrome, an oribital pain associated to ipsilateral ophthalmoplegia, is also taught a few years later. However, names are also included of doctors forgotten by the large majority, who have also contributed to progress in medicine in a non-stop, ingenious, efficient way.
In this third volume of the series on Catalan medical eponymy, readers will find a list of eponyms dedicated to Catalan botanic doctors of the 18th and 19th centuries, along with eponyms arising from contemporary doctors, many of whom are still active. The book also contains a range of eponyms not from people, but which are attributed to hospitals where the authors work, such as Hospital Clínic, Hospital del Mar of Barcelona or Hospital Parc Taulí of Sabadell, and places like Barcelona, Sabadell and Catalonia. For example, the city of Barcelona gives its name to a type of haemoglobin, an improvement criteria of primary biliary cirrhosis and a psychological test.
Eponyms no longer always correspond to surgical techniques, semiological data or anatomical discoveries. Catalan medical eponymy has also adapted to our times and in this third volume, heart failure risk calculators, therapeutic improvement criteria and surgery apparatus can be found. The authors remark that it is ?an interesting fact that names of doctors have gradually disappeared from eponyms. This could be the result of teamwork and leadership not being so clear as in the past. It may also be a feeling of modesty of the person concerned and not accepting admiration?.
The notebook of the Dr. Esteve Foundation Catalan medical eponymy III was presented on 24 May 2016 within the cloosing ceremony of the Acadèmia de Ciencies Mèdiques i de la Salut de Catalunya i de Balears (Catalonia and Balearic Island Academy of Medical Sciences and Health). You can ask for a free copy by clicking on Request publication, or it can be downloaded in full or in chapters in PDF.
Images of the presentation ceremony
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|Acknowledgements||[wpdm id=1484 type=”btn”]|
|Prologue||Àlvar Net Castel||[wpdm id=1485 type=”btn”]|
|Presentation||Elena Guardiola / Josep-Eladi Baños||[wpdm id=1486 type=”btn”]|
|1. Antoni Bayés de Luna. Bayés’ Syndrome||[wpdm id=1487 type=”btn”]|
|2. Miquel Bernades i Claris. The genus Clarisia and Clarisia volubilis||[wpdm id=1488 type=”btn”]|
|3. Miquel Bernades i Mainader. The genus Barnadesia and other eponyms||[wpdm id=1489 type=”btn”]|
|4. Francesc Campderà i Camín. The genus Campderia||[wpdm id=1490 type=”btn”]|
|5. Antoni Condal. The Condalia genus||[wpdm id=1491 type=”btn”]|
|6. Segimon Malats i Codina. Malats balm||[wpdm id=1492 type=”btn”]|
|7. Francesc Micó. Auricula ursi myconi and the genus Miconia||[wpdm id=1493 type=”btn”]|
|8. Rafael Orozco i Delclós.The Orozco plaque||[wpdm id=1494 type=”btn”]|
|9. Antoni Palau i Verdera. The genus Palaua and Aloysia citrodora Palau||[wpdm id=1495 type=”btn”]|
|10. Benet Paltor i Fiter. The genus Paltoria||[wpdm id=1496 type=”btn”]|
|11. Joan Ignasi Puiggarí. fungus, ferns, mosses, lichen, algae, plants and insects||[wpdm id=1497 type=”btn”]|
|12. Josep Quer i Martínez. The genus Queria||[wpdm id=1498 type=”btn”]|
|13. Salvador Soliva. The genus Soliva||[wpdm id=1499 type=”btn”]|
|14.The Barcelona clinic liver cancer staging system||[wpdm id=1500 type=”btn”]|
|15. The Dexeus test||[wpdm id=1501 type=”btn”]|
|16.Hospital del Mar criteria||[wpdm id=1502 type=”btn”]|
|17. Taulinoplastia||[wpdm id=1503 type=”btn”]|
|18. Barcelona and Catalonia in haematological language||[wpdm id=1504 type=”btn”]|
|19. The Barcelona heart failure risk calculator (BCN Bio-HF Calculator)||[wpdm id=1505 type=”btn”]|
|20.The Barcelona criteria||[wpdm id=1506 type=”btn”]|
|21.The Barcelona test||[wpdm id=1507 type=”btn”]|
|22.The Sabadell index||[wpdm id=1508 type=”btn”]|
|Index of names||[wpdm id=1509 type=”btn”]|
|Index of subjects||[wpdm id=1510 type=”btn”]|