- By: Shivani Misra
Following on from this month's education article Beyond the name (p276), have you ever wondered who Robert Graves was? Or maybe James Paget caught your interest? Even if you're not that curious, here's a chance to find out all about them, and more. www.whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of over 6000 medical eponyms (people after whom something is named). Compiled by a Norwegian group, the site aims to ultimately provide a comprehensive collection of 15 000 eponyms, and is consequently growing rapidly.
The home page is impressive, has a convenient layout, and details ways to search the dictionary effectively. Quick searches are available for the more seasoned user, or you can use various search parameters—one of the site's strong points. Searches can be based on country, sex, letter of the alphabet, and also an extensive list of categories of disease, which includes topics from amyloid to vitamins. Names of any