Dr. Trousseau was the first to describe the association between pancreatic adenocarcinoma and hypercoagulability, venous thrombosis, and migratory thrombophlebitis. He actually later diagnosed Trousseau syndrome in himself.
Dr. Mike McInnis, DIT
Dr. Armand Trousseau (1801-1867) was a French internist who made many contributions to medicine, not in the least his two eponymous signs. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to discover the signs of a malignancy, and then later see them in yourself. He died from his cancer at age 65.