The use of the term medical epomym is little understood. The correct definition of the term medical eponym is the person that a disease is named after, not a disease that is named after a person. So, please see below for some details about the lives of some famous and not-so-famous medical eponyms.
Danielssen, Daniel: Norwegian physician, 1815-1894 (Danielssen-Boeck disease)
Daroff, Robert P.: Editor in Chief, Neurology journal (Daroff sign, Brandt-Daroff maneuver)
Dieulafoy, Paul Georges: French physician and surgeon, November 18, 1839 – August 16, 1911 (Dieulafoy’s apparatus, triad, ulcer)
French physician and surgeon who was one of the chief advocates for the surgical treatment of appendicitis. He was born in Toulouse and studied medicine in Paris, receiving his degree in 1869. His early career was spent at the Hotel-Dieu de Paris where he became Chief of Medicine. He also taught pathology at the University of Paris. He was elected President of the French Academy of Medicine shortly before in 1910.
Although he is most widely known for his study of appendicitis, he also studied liver conditions such as hydatid cysts and acute infectious hepatitis, as well as lung disease and pathology. He published the first description of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis after studying patients who developed a pulmonary condition after repeatedly feeding street pigeons.
He published several medical textbooks including several volumes of his collected cases reports from his long medical career and a Handbook of Internal Pathology, which was widely used at the time.