Biographies by country

Country Number of biographies
Argentina26
Australia13
Austria158
Belgium20
Brazil9
Canada46
Chile3
China1
Croatia2
Cuba3
Czech Republic28
Denmark49
Egypt2
El Salvador1
Estonia5
Finland13
France469
Germany676
Greece20
Guatemala1
Hungary37
Iceland3
India7
Indonesia1
Iran (Islamic Republic of)3
Ireland15
Israel13
Italy126
Japan30
Jordan1
Latvia1
Lebanon5
Lithuania2
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of1
Malaysia1
Mexico4
Netherlands49
New Zealand4
Norway36
Pakistan1
Peru8
Philippines5
Poland30
Portugal4
Romania10
Russian Federation64
Saudi Arabia1
Singapore1
South Africa6
Spain16
Sweden56
Switzerland107
Syrian Arab Republic1
Turkey7
Uganda1
Ukraine2
United Kingdom375
United States889
Uruguay3
Venezuela1
Yugoslavia3

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

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