Interesting Life Stories of Some Great Eponymous Anatomists

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  • NF Amin Department of Anatomy, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • MM Uddin Department of Anatomy, KYAMC, Shirajgonj
  • AQMA Haque Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Kumudini Women's Medical College, Mirzapur, Tangail
  • MM Hossain Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Kumudini Women's Medical College, Mirzapur, Tangail

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https://doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v3i1.10109

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Interesting Life Stories, Some Great Eponymous Anatomists

Abstract

The word 'eponym' is derived from the Greek 'epi' which roughly means 'upon' and 'onyma' which means 'name'. Strictly speaking, an eponym is a word derived from the name of an actual person or a fictional or mythical character1. Eponyms have been officially excluded from anatomical nomenclature. Yet whether we like them or not, criticize them as archaic and unscientific, anatomical eponyms are still in current use, especially amongst clinicians2. The following paragraphs will cover the life events few famous eponymous anatomists who are renowned for their contribution to the field of anatomy.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v3i1.10109

AKMMCJ 2012; 3(1): 20-23

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Amin, N., Uddin, M., Haque, A., & Hossain, M. (2012). Interesting Life Stories of Some Great Eponymous Anatomists. Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal, 3(1), 20–23. https://doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v3i1.10109

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