- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Horst Bickel

Born  1918-06-18
Died  2000-12-01

Related eponyms

German physician, born June 18, 1918, Hamburg; died December 1, 2000, on the island of Rugen.

Biography of Horst Bickel

Horst Bickel was Fanconi's assistant in Zurich when they decribed "their" disease. In 1953 he developed a diet that could prevent the mental retardation of phenylketonuria, known as Fölling's disease.

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.