Achilles tendon: the 305th anniversary of the French priority on the introduction of the famous anatomical eponym.

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Summary of "Achilles tendon: the 305th anniversary of the French priority on the introduction of the famous anatomical eponym."

This article presents a detailed chronology regarding the development of terminology relating to the calcaneal tendon, from ancient times to modern day nomenclature. The notable contributions of Flemish anatomist Philip Verheyen, French surgeon Jean-Louis Petit, German anatomist and surgeon Lorenz Heister, along with the actual origin of the famous anatomical eponym "Achilles tendon" are analysed. During the study of the aforementioned authors, it was revealed that the term was first adopted, in its original French form, by J.-L. Petit in 1705 and later in 1717, in its Latin form, by L. Heister.

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Centre of Scientific Information, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Ruska 87, 100 00, Prague 10, Czech Republic, vladimir.musil@lf3.cuni.cz.

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Name: Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA
ISSN: 1279-8517
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