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List of eponymous medical treatments

Eponymous medical treatments are generally named after the physician or surgeon who described the treatment.

Letter Treatment Name Specialty Description Reference/External link
B Brandt–Daroff manoeuvre Thomas Brandt, Robert B. Daroff Otolaryngology Exercises used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Brandt–Daroff manoeuvre at Who Named It?
C Carrel–Dakin treatment Alexis Carrel, Henry Drysdale Dakin General surgery Irrigation of wounds with the antiseptic Dakin's solution (no longer used) Carrel–Dakin treatment at Who Named It?
E Epley's manoeuvre John Epley Otolaryngology Manoeuvre used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
H Heimlich manoeuvre Henry Heimlich Emergency medicine Abdominal thrust used to clear airway obstruction by foreign body Heimlich's manoeuvre at Who Named It?
K Kocher's method Emil Theodor Kocher Orthopaedics Method used to reduce dislocated shoulders Kocher's method III at Who Named It?
M Mitchell's rest cure Silas Weir Mitchell Psychiatry Treatment involving bed rest for anxiety disorders Mitchell's rest cure at Who Named It?
O Ochsner–Sherren treatment Albert John Ochsner, James Sherren General surgery Conservative (i.e. non-operative) management of appendicitis (no longer used) Ochsner–Sherren treatment at Who Named It?
P Pasteur's treatment Louis Pasteur Virology Daily inoculations of suspensions of partially inactivated rabies, used to treat or prevent rabies (no longer used) Pasteur's treatment at Who Named It?
P Plummer treatment Henry Stanley Plummer Endocrinology Use of iodine for the treatment of hyperthyroidism Plummer treatment at Who Named It?
S Semont manoeuvre A Semont Otolaryngology Manoeuvre used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
S Sippy diet Bertram Sippy Gastroenterology Diet of milk and antacid powders to treat gastric ulcer (no longer used) Sippy diet at Who Named It?
S Stroganoff' method Vasilii Vasilovich Stroganoff Obstetrics Treatment of eclampsia with morphine, chloral hydrate, quiet and rapid delivery (obsolete term) Stroganoff's method at Who Named It?
W Wagner–Jauregg treatment Julius Wagner Jauregg Infectious diseases Treatment of general paresis of the insane by infecting the patient with malaria Wagner–Jauregg therapy at Who Named It?
W Williams Flexion Exercises Paul C. Williams Orthopedics Treatment of low back pain by enhancing lumbar flexion Williams P.C. (1937), “Lesions of the Lumbosacral Spine: 2. Chronic Traumatic (postural) Destruction of the Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disc”, J Bone Joint Surgery; 29:690-703
Y Yeo's treatment Isaac Burney Yeo Bariatrics Treatment of obesity using hot drinks and carbohydrate avoidance Yeo's treatment at Who Named It?
Y Yuzpe regimen A. Albert Yuzpe Gynecology Two sequential high female hormone doses as emergency contraception
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