Abdominal Physical Signs and Medical Eponyms: Part II. Percussion and Auscultation, 1924-1980.

Rastogi V., Singh D., Tekiner H. , Ye F., Mazza J., Yale S.

Clinical medicine & research, vol.18, pp.102-108, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3121/cmr.2018.1429
  • Title of Journal : Clinical medicine & research
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-108
  • Keywords: Percussion, Auscultation, Abdomen, Signs, Eponyms, History of Medicine


Background: Percussion and auscultation are derived from the Latin words to touch and hear, respectively. Covered are abdominal percussion signs and ausculatory signs discovered from 1924 to 1980. Signs ascribed as medical eponyms pay homage to these physicians who provided new and unique insights into disease.