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Name that Disease!
"Many medical ailments are named for the physicians who first identified the syndrome or, in rarer cases, for notable people who suffered from it. This quiz covers 10 well-known examples of illnesses or conditions that took their names from people."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which form of dementia was named after the German neuropathologist and psychiatrist who identified the first case of the disease in 1901?
This syndrome results in mental retardation and a characteristic facial and bodily appearance, and was named for the doctor who first described it in the 1860s. What is the name of this chromosomal disorder?
Which form of lymphoma with one of the highest survival rates amongst cancers took its name from the physician who first described the condition in 1832?
This rare, neurodegenerative disorder is characterized by movement abnormalities or chorea, and typically manifests itself in sufferers between 35 to 44 years of age. It was named for the Long Island physician who was the first to write a precise description of the disease in 1872. What is it called?
What form of skin cancer took its name from the Hungarian dermatologist who first described the disease in 1872?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that caused degeneration of the motor neurons of the central nervous system, resulting in loss of voluntary muscle control, and ultimately death. What is the colloquial name for this disease in the United States?
David Niven's disease
Lou Gehrig's disease
Charlie Mingus' disease
Stephen Hawking's disease
Which condition, which took its name from an Austrian pediatrician, usually manifests itself during childhood as a pattern of symptoms that includes difficulties with communication and social interaction and a tendency to carry out repetitive activities?
Persons afflicted with this condition suffer from defects in their connective tissue, and are typically tall and slender with long limbs and digits. What is the name of this genetic disorder, which was named for the French pediatrician who was the first to make a detailed description of the condition in 1896?
Which degenerative disease was named for the English surgeon who first made a detailed description of the condition in a paper entitled "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy"?
Which illness was named after the French neurologist who published "Study of a Nervous Affliction", an account of nine patients who were afflicted with the disorder?
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Compiled Oct 07 12