On this day (October 10)
John AbercrombieBorn: 1780-10-10
Scottish physician, born October 10, Aberdeen 1780; died 1844.
Halban JosefBorn: 1870-10-10
Austrian obstetrician and gynaecologist,
Frederick Matthias AlexanderBorn: 1869-01-20
Australian autodidact elocutionist, born january 20, 1869, Wynyard, Tasmania; died October 10, 1955, London, Middlesex, England.
Guido FanconiBorn: 1892-01-01
Swiss paediatrician, born January 1, 1892, Poschiavo, Canton Grisons (Graubünden) in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland; died October 10, 1979, Poschiavo.
- Abderhalden-Kaufmann-Lignac syndrome
- Addison-Schilder syndrome
- Clarke-Hadfield syndrome
- De Toni-Debré-Fanconi syndrome
- Fanconi's anaemia
- Fanconi's syndrome I
- Fanconi-Albertini-Zellweger syndrome
- Fanconi-Bickel syndrome
- Fanconi-Hegglin syndrome
- Fanconi-Patrassi syndrome
- Fanconi-Turler syndrome
- Landsteiner-Fanconi-Andersen syndrome (Dorothy Hansine Andersen)
- Luder-Sheldon syndrome
- Prader-Labhardt-Willi syndrome
- Wissler's disease
- Zinsser-Engman-Cole syndrome
- Zinsser-Fanconi syndrome
Most popular people
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- Thomas Young
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- Silas Weir Mitchell
- John Hunter
- Matthias Jakob Schleiden
- Gabriele Falloppio
- Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow
- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Most popular eponyms
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