Anatomists and Eponyms: The Spirit of Anatomy Past (eBook)
Kurt O Gilliland And Royce L Montgomery (2011)
The medical curriculum teaches the barest essentials of human anatomy. The policy of eliminating all eponyms from the anatomical nomenclature is depriving both students and teachers of the incentive to learn the history of the great anatomist or physician who discovered the structure associated with his or her name. This book aims to address this.
The older traditional Human Anatomical Textbooks included numerous anatomical eponyms. This was a desire to perpetuate the memory of original investigators by associating their names with the anatomical structures that they had discovered.
The current trends in most medical school curricula have reduced the subject matter in Human Anatomy to its barest essentials with the elimination of all eponyms. Both students and teachers are now deprived of learning the history associated with many of the former great anatomists.
The objective of this book is therefore to introduce eponyms with pictures or plates depicting the investigator for which the anatomical structure is named. Only the more common eponyms associated with the various anatomical systems of the human body are included.
- The Integumentary System(Dermatology, Plastic Surgery)
- The Skeletal System(Orthopaedics, Radiology)
- The Muscular System(Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, General Surgery)
- The Nervous System(Neurology, Neurosurgery)
- The Endocrine System(Endocrinology and Metabolism)
- The Cardiovascular System(Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary, Vascular surgery)
- The Lymphatic System(Surgical Oncology)
- The Respiratory System(Pulmonology)
- The Digestive System(Gastroenterology, Hepatology)
- The Urinary System(Urology, Nephrology)
- The Reproductive System(Obstetrics and Gynecology)
- The Auditory System(Otolaryngology)
- The Visual System(Ophthalmology)