Thursday, June 19, 2014

#Wikidata - Dagfinn Aarskog, a Norwegian pediatrician

Mr Aarskog is or was a Norwegian pediatrician. One Wikipedia article suggests that he died in 2014 but did not give a precise date, there is no source for Mr Aarskog's demise either.

When you come across a person like Mr Aaskog, you read his article and find that a syndrome is named after him and after a Mr Charles I. Scott. Mr Scott, an American, did not have a label in English but he did have an article in German.

The German article has it that another syndrome, the "Hecht-Scott-Syndrom" is also named after Mr Scott. The other half in that name is Jacqueline T. Hecht. When you google for her, notability is quite obvious.. and she is a scientist and a female.

An awful lot of information is hidden in the nooks and crannies of many Wikipedias. Some of it filters through in Wikidata and as it does, it becomes available for us to share as it became "available knowledge".

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