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Is pagets disease an example of an eponym?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Yes: An eponym is a person, a place, or thing for whom or for which something is named. Sir James Paget first described Paget disease (PD) of the breast in 1874. He also described Pagets disease of bone. He served both as a well known surgeon as well as Pathologist in the mid 18 hundreds . His famous works included Lectures on Tumours (1851) and Lectures on Surgical Pathology (1853)

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