The status of medical eponyms: advantages and disadvantages
- Autori: CANZIANI, T
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2011
- Tipologia: Capitolo o Saggio (Capitolo o saggio)
- Parole Chiave: medical eponyms; Medical discourse; English for specific purposes
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/61992
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.