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By M. Aroon Kamath, M.D. - September 17, 2010
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Topic: The Wrongly Famous in Medical History - by M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
In medical history, there have been instances wherein, one gained “name” and “fame” for “describing” a particular condition or “performing” a procedure, when in fact, someone else had already described or performed that procedure. Some conditions have been wrongly named after individuals who neither described nor performed them first. History is also laced with instances of supreme magnanimity as well. Here are a few examples of those who were distained “to be, or not to be” ‘famous’.
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