VIDEO: What’s in a name? How a premalignant esophageal condition bears the name Barrett

VIDEO: What’s in a name? How a premalignant esophageal condition bears the name Barrett

In this Endo-Sketch, a Healio video series on clinical conditions named after famous colleagues, Klaus Mergener, MD, of the University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses the origin of Barrett’s esophagus.According to Mergener, the condition is named after British surgeon Norman Rupert Barrett, who was born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1903 and attended Eton and Trinity colleges in the United Kingdom. He joined St. Thomas Hospital in London after medical school to pursue postgraduate training in surgery and remained there for his entire career.Although Barrett was a respectedRead More