The phenomenon that women are treated less optimal in the management of coronary heart disease than men. Named after the heroine of Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story. Yentl had to disguise herself as a man to attend school and study the Talmud at an all-male Jewish school in 19th century Poland.
Submitted by Zoran Bojanic, M.D., Serbia.
- Bernardine Healy:
The Yentl syndrome.
The New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, 1991, 325: 274-276.
First description of the syndrome.
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