Columbia University Medical Center

On Exhibit Now: People Whose Names Became Medical Terms

Ever wonder who Alzheimer, Apgar, or Huntington was? The exhibit “The Person Behind the Eponym: People Who Became Medical Terms,” curated by CUMC archivist Stephen Novak, features the noteworthy scientists and scholars behind many significant health–science discoveries and innovations.

George Huntington, an American doctor, for whom Huntington's Disease was named.

George Huntington, an American doctor, for whom Huntington’s Disease was named.

On display on Lower Level 2 of the Hammer Health Sciences Center through Dec. 13, are historical documents and images from the Health Sciences Library’s Archives & Special Collections, providing a face and historical context for each name.

Visit Health Sciences Library’s Archives & Special Collections to find out about current exhibits.