see 1935 - 1937
The German ophthalmologist Eugen von Hippel first described angiomas in the eye in 1904.
Arvid Lindau described cerebellar angiomas and spine in 1927.
The term von Hippel-Lindau disease was first used in 1936, however its use became common only in the 1970s.
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