Definition of Christmas disease
Origin and Etymology of christmas disease
after Stephen Christmas, 20th century English boy who was first patient found with the disease
First Known Use: 1952See Words from the same year
Biographical Note for christmas disease
Stephen, British child patient. Christmas was the youngest of seven patients in a study at an Oxford, England, hospital undertaken by Rosemary Biggs and her associates of a newly discovered condition resembling hemophilia. Christmas was the first patient examined in detail, and the disease was originally named after him. In 1952, Biggs and her associates published their first article on Christmas disease.
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