Eponymous, anonymous: Queen Anne's sign and the misnaming of a symptom.

@article{Furdell2007EponymousAQ,
  title={Eponymous, anonymous: Queen Anne's sign and the misnaming of a symptom.},
  author={Elizabeth Lane Furdell},
  journal={Journal of medical biography},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          97-101
        }
}
Tracing the historical origins of an eponymous medical sign can be fraught with dilemmas, particularly when the evidence for the naming comes from portraiture. Laterally truncated eyebrows, a sign of hypothyroidism, came to be associated with Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), James I's Queen Consort, likely because a contemporaneous portrait of her by Paul van Somer shows a woman with fair and abbreviated brows. Extant medical information on Anne, however, does not support a diagnosis of… Expand
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