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From eponyms to acronyms

        An eponymous hero is the character in a play or book whose name is the title of that play or book; Eponyms have always fascinated doctors, surgeons or scientists and, in medical literature, one can find a myriad of eponyms used to design clinical signs and symptoms, clinical examination techniques, various diseases, disorders or syndromes. Although Child Neurology is a relatively young discipline, hundreds of names could find their place under the ambitious title ‘Eponyms in Child Neurology.’ With the edition of this issue, Brain and Development has a much more modest ambition: to publish high quality review papers written by eponymous authors, all members of the Société Européenne de Neurologie Pédiatrique (SENP), who gave the medical community seminal descriptions of new neurological entities. They were all asked to trace the road from their own initial description to current knowledge.
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