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Medical Quiz: Disease Names

by Suzanne Daniluk, RN on May 30th, 2014

What’s in a name, asked Shakespeare. Many things are named after people: schools, organizations, pets — and diseases. Test your knowledge of diseases named for or associated with specific people. (Hint – diseases may have more than one name):

Match diseases with names:

  1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
A.   Mary Mallon
  1. Neurofibromatosis
B.   Fredrick Daniel von Recklinghausen
  1. Salmonella typhi
C.  Lou Gehrig
  1. Leprosy
D.   Hans C. J. Reiter
  1. Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
E.   Hakaru Hashimoto
  1. Reactive arthritis
F.   Gerhard Hansen

 Check back next week for answers.

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