The authors have assembled the first encyclopedic listing of medical names derived from literature, including mythological, scriptural, fictional prose and poetry, children's fables, the performing arts, and comic strips. More than 350 eponyms have been
collected and are included in this book. Dip into the book anywhere and you will meet arresting images. This book provides an interdisciplinary amalgamation that can enrich and interest many different disciplines as well as the general public. The book is oriented to physicians, other health care workers, authors, and scholars and students alike.
"Richly illustrated by pictures of paintings, drawings, and statuary, and by modern photographs of weird anatomical defects and often gruesome conditions, the book makes for absorbing reading and leisurely learning about little-known connections of myth and medicine." - Alfred Burger, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 1990, Vol. 33, No.4
"If a case needed to be made for the value of
the study of names, this book would certainly strengthen the evidence...It is highly recommend- ed as a reference volume for libraries having collections dealing with onomastics, medicine, or psychology." Edwin D. Lawson, State University of New York College, Fredonia Names, March 1991