- Sideropenic dysphagia. Koilonychia with glossitis and difficulty in
swallowing due to iron deficiency. There is usually an association with
iron deficiency anaemia.
- H S Plummer (1874-1936) U S physician. Born in Hamilton, Minnesota
he graduated in 1898 from North-western University and after practising
with his father in Racine, Minnesota, he joined the Mayo Clinic in 1901
and remained until he died. He was one of the first to investigate the
therapeutic use of oxygen in respiratory disease. He was particularly
interested in the diagnostic and investigative potential of bronchoscopy
and oesophagoscopy. This led to his interest in oesophageal spasm and
oesophageal stricture and in his development of hydrostatic dilators and
oesophageal sounds which he designed and made in his own workshop. He
had wide interests in literature, music and the visual arts as well as
being an authority on the cultivation of flowers. His death followed a
cerebral thrombosis. P P Vinson (1890-1959) U.S. physician who also
worked at the Mayo Clinic.