- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Rudolf Jürgens

Born  1898
Died  1949

Related eponyms

German haematologist, 1898-1961. Leipzig. Berlin. Basel. Boston.

Biography of Rudolf Jürgens

In 1922 in Leipzig, Rudolf (Rulf) Jürgens founded the Neudeutscher Pfadfinderbund - the German Pathfinders, which became the Reichsschaft Deutscher Pfadfinder. When the National Socielists came to power, they were ordered to join a Nazi organisation. Jürgens refused, and was forced to leave Germany. He escaped to Switzerland, where he received help from Eduard Glanzmann (1887-1959) and Fornier. Von Willebrand wrote to George Richards Minot (1885-1950) in Bosten who agreed to provide a position in his clinic for Jürgens. In 1949 Jürgens Jürgens paid an academic visit to Finland, but unfortunately von Willebrand’s terminal illness prevented him in retain contact with his former colleague.

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.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.


Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.