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Ask a Vet: Dogs can have same disease as JFK

POSTED: August 3, 2014 1:00 a.m.

An eponymous disease is a disease named after someone. Names tend to be known better than the scientifically descriptive name and are usually the way physicians refer to the disease when talking with patients or clients. Thus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.


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