- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Marmaduke Stephen Mayou

Born  1876
Died  1927

Related eponyms

British ophthalmologist, 1876-1927.

Biography of Marmaduke Stephen Mayou

Marmaduke Stephen Mayou attended King’s College in London and in 1897 became fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He worked as senior surgeon at the Central London Ophthalmic Hospital, as ophthalmic surgeon at the Bolingbroke Hospital, at St. Margret’s Hospital for ophthalmia neonatorum etc, and 1905 was Hunterian professor at the Royal College of Surgeons.


  • The changes produced by inflammation in the conjunctiva. London, 1905.
  • Diseases of the eye.
    London, 1908; 4th edition, 1931.
  • Thursfield Pathology and bacteriology of the eye.
    Philadelphia, 1911; 2nd edition, 1925.

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.