Eponymous Baseball-Related Disease Names Not in OED

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Sat Aug 28 22:11:06 UTC 2010

Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> Will this lead to the disease being renamed Stephen Hawking's Disease?
> Fred Shapiro

Perhaps there should be discussion of Hawking's baseball career --
around the beginning of April.

> From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Herb Stahlke [hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM]
> Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2010 12:31 PM
> Subject: Re: Eponymous Baseball-Related Disease Names Not in OED
> Tangential, but NPR reported a study yesterday claiming that Lou
> Gehrig did not suffer from Lou Gehrig's disease but rather from
> traumatic brain injury.  A hollow eponym?
> Herb

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