Techniques which we always thought were invented recently had actually been around for hundred of years. While looking for ways to repair a large eyelid defect a few years ago, I came across this superb drawings in the UNIMAS library by a German surgeon showing how upper and lower eyelid defects could be covered. The author was Hermann Eduard Fritze (1811 - 1866) and as far as I know he had no names attached to any diseases or instruments ie. eponym. However, the techniques he described have been copied in all major plastic surgery books dealing with eyelid defects.