December 2, 2020

Declining Use of Neurological Eponyms in Cases Where a Non-eponymous Alternative Exists

Eponyms are common in neurology, but their use is controversial. Recent studies have demonstrated increasing eponym use over time in the scientific literature, but it is unclear whether this is a result of authors choosing to use eponyms more frequently, or is merely a product of increasing rates of scientific publication. Our goal was to explore trends in decision-making pertaining to eponym usage.