DSPTP Episode 2: Why is it called “Down syndrome”?

In episode 2, I explain why a condition caused by the presence of a third 21st Chromosome is called “Down syndrome”? 


This podcast covers subjects that are also written about in this post about Dr. Down and Dr. Lejeune and this post about the use of the word “syndrome.”

If you would like to learn more about Dr. John Langdon Down, please see this website. More about Dr. Jerome Lejeune can be learned by visiting the Lejeune Foundation’s website.

At the end, I explain why I still refer to the condition as “Down syndrome”, even though I believe the condition should be referred to as “Trisomy 21.” Feel free to share in the comments to this post what you think the condition should be referred to as and why.

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