How did wilson disease get its name?

Sam Wilson MD. 1878–1937, first described it and named it hepatolenticular degeneration. Perhaps the most treacherous diagnosis in general medicine, and unfortunately is still missed, which is bad because it's quite easy to manage and horrible if missed. There is also a bogus "wilson's disease" -- lay people are invited to self-diagnose as having subtle thyroid disease; no scientific basis.
British physician. It was named after the original british physician, a dr. Samuel wilson, a neurologist, who described it in 1912.