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history behind naming of Achilles Tendon

Posted by Darlene G on 4/19/04 at 19:10 (149156)

Dear Sir: My son and I are researching the history behind the naming of the Achillles Tendon. Please help. Thank-you so much

Re: history behind naming of Achilles Tendon

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/19/04 at 23:48 (149178)

I am not sure that we can give you much details as most medical terminology derives from Latin although there is the famous Greek legend of Achilles, in which the tendon was an area of vulnerability -- I would do a search on the net as the legend is well known.