How did Down syndrome get its name?
Down syndrome gets its name from the British doctor, John Langdon Down, who first clinically identified the condition in 1866. The actual chromosomal nature of Down syndrome did not become documented until 1959 by Dr. Lejeune. However, Down's name remains associated with condition.
Sometimes egos should be shot down. Do doctors and/or scientists need to name their discoveries after themselves?
Just for fun; I think there should be a movement to change the name of Down Syndrome to something a bit more Uplifting. First thing we need to do is drop the word Syndrome and replace it with something else.
I propose that we change DS to: Extraordinary Design.
Any opinions or suggestions?
This is probably not going to be a very popular post. Just a vibe I'm getting.