What are retrospective diagnosis?

Retrospective Diagnosis

A retrospective diagnosis (also retrodiagnosis or posthumous diagnosis) is the practice of identifying an illness in a historical figure using modern knowledge, methods and disease classifications. Alternatively, it can be the more general attempt to give a modern name to an ancient and ill-defined scourge or plague.

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List Of Poliomyelitis Survivors - Retrospective Diagnosis
... A retrospective diagnosis is speculative and can never be certain ... The retrospective diagnosis of polio is considered to be strong due to the detailed account Scott made ...
Retrospective Diagnosis - See Also
... Johnson's health Charles Darwin's illness List of people with epilepsy (includes notes on retrospective diagnosis and misdiagnosis of historical figures ...