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Guppy Includes Theremin Among Things Named for People

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In his reivew for The Guardian of the book "The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium: From Joseph Frisbie to Roy Jacuzzi, How Everyday Items Were Named for Extraordinary People" by Philip Dodd, What it says on the tin, Ian Sansom mentions:
Once Dodd has established his modus operandi - a couple of interviews, a nice bit of potted history, some amusing digressions - he goes off all over the place. Off to Belgium, for example, to the town of Dinant, birthplace of Adolphe Sax, where you can drink Sax beer in Bar Sax on rue Sax. A quick detour on the theremin (Leon Theremin), the sousaphone (John Philip Sousa) and the Moog synthesiser (Robert Moog), and then we're off to California to meet Roy Jacuzzi.