Putnam-Dana syndrome
Put·nam-Da·na syndrome (putґnəm daґnə) [James Jackson Putnam, American neurologist, 1846–1918; Charles Loomis Dana, American neurologist, 1852–1935] see subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord, under degeneration.

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  • Dana — Charles L., U.S. neurologist, 1852–1935. See D. operation, Putnam D. syndrome …   Medical dictionary

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