- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Geoffrey H. Watson

Born 1920
Died

Related eponyms

British physician, born 1920, Oldham.

Biography of Geoffrey H. Watson

Both Geoffrey H. Watson's parents were teachers. He won open scholarships to the Oldham Grammar School and, later, to Manchester University, where he obtained a BSc degree and subsequently graduated in medicine in 1944. After periods in the Royal Navy and in junior medical posts, Watson became interested in paediatrics and spent a year training in paediatrics in Toronto.

Returning to England, Watson became a lecturer in the faculty of medicine at the University of Manchester and was appointed as a consultant in paediatrics and paediatric cardiology. At the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Watson established a cardiac diagnostic service, and encouraged the development of open-heart surgery for children at the same hospital. He retired in 1987.

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.

Disclaimer:

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.