History and etymology
Both eponymous signs were named for Hans Wimberger (1887-1954) 5,6, an Austrian pediatrician. During his lifetime he was mistakenly assumed to be a radiologist on several occasions, including in learned journals, due to his expertise at reading pediatric radiographs. However he had no formal training in radiology 5.
Several texts and published articles erroneously credit the sign to "Heinrich Wimberger, German radiologist" 5.
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- 2. Sharma M, Solanki RN, Gupta A, Shah AK. Different radiological presentations of congenital syphilis : four cases. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2005;15:53-7.
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- 4. Vashisht D, Baveja S. Eponyms in syphilis. Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 2015;36 (2): 226-9. Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation
- 5. Z. V. Maizlin. Wonders of Radiology. (2010) ISBN: 9781449976453
- 6. Wimberger H. Klinisch-radiologische Diagnostik v. Rachitis, Scorbut u. Lues im Kindesalter. Ergebn. d. inner. Med. u. Kinderheilkunde. 1925;28:264.