Abstract: How did Alzheimer's Disease get its name? Like many words and phrases used in the medical field, this condition is an eponym, or term derived from a person's name. Eponyms are used in many scientific domains, such as biology, physics, and even psychology! Though many of these names have become well-known, others are more unfamiliar to the public and some eponyms may be rooted in unethical research practices. With all of this in mind, are eponyms good for learning?
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