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Current use of medical eponyms – a need for global uniformity in scientific publications

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, March 2009
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Title
Current use of medical eponyms – a need for global uniformity in scientific publications
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, March 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-9-18
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Authors

Narayan Jana, Sukumar Barik, Nalini Arora

Abstract

Although eponyms are widely used in medicine, they arbitrarily alternate between the possessive and nonpossessive forms. As very little is known regarding extent and distribution of this variation, the present study was planned to assess current use of eponymous term taking "Down syndrome" and "Down's syndrome" as an example.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Russia 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 18%
Other 5 18%
Student > Master 4 14%
Lecturer 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 6 21%
Unknown 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 11%
Linguistics 3 11%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 6 21%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2022.
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#2,030,654
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Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#261
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#5,931
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#2
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