- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Clifford Wilson

Born  1906
Died  1997

Related eponyms

English physician, 1906-1997.

Biography of Clifford Wilson

Clifford Wilson met Paul Herbert Kimmelstiel when he was visitng professor at Harvard. He later became professor of medicine at the London hospital. He was president of the Renal Association 1962–1965 and dean of the faculty of medicine during the years of 1968 to 1971.


  • C. Wilson and Frank Burnet Byrom:
    Renal changes in malignant hypertension; experimental evidence.
    The Lancet, London, 1939, 1: 136-139.
    Production of hypertension in rats by constriction of one renal artery, and important studies of the renal changes produced, which included degeneration of the renal arterioles.
  • C. Wilson, F.B. Byrom:
    The vicious circle in Chronic Bright's disease. Experimental evidence from the hypertensive rat.
    The Quarterly Journal of Medicine, Oxford, 1941, 10: 65-93.

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.