- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Hans Asperger - bibliography

Related eponyms


Austrian paediatrician, born February 18, 1906, Vienna; died October 21, 1980, Vienna.


  • Christopher Gillberg:
    «Asperger-människan» – en kylig särling utsatt for stora psykiska påfrestningar.
    And: Hans Asperger – en «unåbar» person.
    Läkartidningen (Journal of the Swedish Medical Assiociation), Stockholm, September 19, 1990, 87 (38): 2971-2974.
    In the series: Mannen bakom syndromet (The man behind the syndrome).

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.