- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Jack C. Copeland

Born  1900-01-10
Died  1973-03-24

Related eponyms

    American ophthalmologist, born January 10, 1900; died March 24, 1973.

    Biography of Jack C. Copeland

    Jack C. Copeland was professor in the field of retinoscopy and refraction at the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

    Our contributor, William Charles Caccamise Sr, was a graduate student there in 1949 and desbribes Copeland as ”a wonderful teacher and a wonderful human being”.

    We thank William Charles Caccamise Sr for information submitted.

    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.