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Word Origin and History for tay-sachs

Tay-Sachs

fatal inherited disorder, 1907, named in German (1901) by H. Higier from names of British ophthalmologist Warren Tay (1843-1927) and U.S. physician and neurologist Warren Sachs (1858-1944) who described it in 1881 and 1887 respectively.

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