Is it wise to remove medicine's eponymous male names?
Henry Ford was a ferocious entrepreneur, producing 15 million Model T cars between 1908 and 1927. The only car to sell more was the VW Beetle.
In 1916, Mr Ford stated in the Chicago Tribune: “History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.”1
Should we still honour him as a major historical figure?
I drive an ancient Ford Falcon and it (generally) runs well.