Title:
A Historical Vignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” The imagination and medical nomenclature;Teutonic mythology as a presence in ENT and related fields
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
Winston Churchill Avenue 172, Box 9, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
ENT nomenclature; Cobalt; Nickel; Ondine’s curse/disease; Heimdall’s ear; Germanic Mythology
Pages:
193 - 199
Abstract:
The Imagination and Medical Nomenclature. The imagination is one of the sources of inspiration for medical nomenclature, as can be seen when nomenclature reflects mythology. In this paper, we consider Teutonic (Scandinavian, Germanic) mythology as it appears in the field of minerals, in the field of hearing and in the field of respiration. As far as hearing is concerned, the author suggests naming “Heimdall’s ear” physiological hyperacusis.
Issue:
Vol. 4, 2008, 3rd trimester


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A Historical Vignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” The imagination and medical nomenclature;Teutonic mythology as a presence in ENT and related fields