The status of medical eponyms: advantages and disadvantages

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyse how physicians use eponyms for naming the evolution of a scientific discovery in order to describe the different features of eponyms. In the first section a brief classification of medical eponym is given, attention is then turned to the main positive and negative aspects of these honorific names in the language of Medicine in a diachronic perspective with linguistic and ethical considerations.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteTEACHING MEDICAL ENGLISH - METHODS AND MODELS
Pagine221-234
Numero di pagine13
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

Serie di pubblicazioni

NomeENGLISH LIBRARY: THE LINGUISTICS BOOKSHELF VOL. 8

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