Sunday, December 9, 2007

Busy, busy Cushing

A trend in medical terminology is to avoid the use of eponyms, or "tombstone names" -- a particular person's name given to an entity. For example, one might come across Cushing's syndrome, Cushing's disease (which can be a cause of Cushing's syndrome), Cushing's reflex, Cushing's triad (the classic sign of Cushing's reflex), or a Cushing's ulcer.

Of course, one has to admire the guy. Somehow while doing all that medical research he still found time to play Grand Moff Tarkin in the original Star Wars.

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At December 9, 2007 at 6:08 PM , Blogger madame_leiderhosen said...

Does that mean you'll be keeping the day job? Stand up composing?

Uuf. Star Wars. Spare us! Or maybe THIS will change your mind! Bwhahaha!

 
At December 10, 2007 at 3:17 PM , Blogger michaelg said...

I'm so gullible. You had me going there!

 

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